Gun jockey Peter Hall won his sixth Broome Cup (2200m) and trainer, Rob Gulberti, his first after they combined with Desert Glow in the $100,000 feature on Saturday.
Hall had Desert Glow in seventh position as they rounded the turn before he chased down evergreen 10-year-old, Devilish Intent, who looked a winner inside the home straight.
But under Hall’s hard and aggressive riding Desert Glow was able to come over the top of Devilish Intent and score by 3/4 of a length with Rive Gauche back in third place.
Desert Glow, who started at $5.50, was one of three starters for Gulberti with equal favourite, Galaxon, running fourth and last year’s runner up, Gladstone, eighth.
Gulberti, who took out his trainer’s license two years ago, ended a family hoodoo after his dad, Gary, had been placed on five previous occasions in the Broome Cup.
One of Broome’s leading trainer’s until he handed the reins over to his son, he went close with Tearinupthecountry (2010), Russian Spirit (2004), Killadeas (2003-2002) and Easy Rhythm (2001).
Desert Glow’s third win from 26 starts continued an amazing period of sustained success for Hall, who celebrated dual Group 1 wins with Delicacy in Adelaide three months ago.
Hall won the Broome Cup previously with Viscount Cameron (2011), Great Destiny (2008), Key To Cash (2003), Tango Man (2002) and Davenport Tryst (2000).
Desert Glow capped a perfect day for Gulberti and brought up the second leg of a double after Datai Bay, ridden by, Kyra Yuill, won earlier.
Other highlights on the 10 event card included Darryn Pateman dominating the $20,000 Pearl Classic (1300m) with the first three placegetters.
Wise Decision was never troubled when leading all the way to defeat Marcamjo by three lengths with Oneofus two lengths away third.
Dave Casey’s Danreign took out the $40,000 Broome Sprint (1300m) while Bunbury galloper, Henny Shaker won the $25,000 Mungrup Stud Classic (1300m).
RWWA: Julio Santarelli