Megg’s Currency may have caught a few learned judges off guard but her win on Saturday came as no surprise to trainer Ashley Maley and jockey Shaun McGruddy.
Defying her $41 TAB rating, Megg’s Currency surged past Flying Force and Studio Fifty Four, giving Maley his first city win on a Saturday.
Megg’s Currency was afforded little respect from punters but Maley and McGruddy were confident of a forward display after her previous start.
McGruddy got a good feel when she ran a slashing fourth to Zoetomtaya, beaten one length, after charging from the back of the field.
“Shooter (Shaun) said wherever she goes next he wants to be on it because it just wins,” said Maley.
“The way she came home we were pretty confident and I though a few other people may have picked it up also.”
Maley had just enough time to celebrate his milestone success before he landed another winning blow at Geraldton.
Capping a top weekend was Yocto who again proved too strong for his opposition when he charged along the fence.
“It was a very, very good run from him,” said Maley.
“He nearly cracked 1.05sec. for the 1100m so I was pretty happy.
“He went up a couple of classes but he was going well so I thought I would give it a go.”
Maley, who is based in Lancelin, is getting maximum reward from a team of 15 horses.
Megg’s Currency, Yocto, Push To Pass and Musketalife have given Maley six winners from 16 starts this year.
“We are having a dream run at the moment,” said Maley.
“I am very happy with the way things are going.
“I’m sneaking along and the owners are pretty happy.
“It’s all going good.”