- Four-year-old shines at fourth race start.
- Incriminate to be aimed at longer distances.
- Miss Tuppence atones.
Incriminate scored a last-stride win over Need to be Unique in an 1150-metre maiden and while the margin was narrow (nose) it was the way the gelded son of Real Impact finished the race off that impressed his trainer.
"This horse was having only his fourth start and that's because he was always going to need time to mature and this first-up win suggests he is definitely heading in the right direction," Adam Trinder said.
"He is a real staying type and I'm sure having given him the time to grow into himself is going to pay off for the owners."
Brendon Mccoull partnered Incriminate and he had to settle for being stuck three-wide without cover to the home turn, while Need to be Unique showed good early speed to lead and kicked three lengths clear at the top of the home straight.
It looked as if Incriminate would run second but the gelding dug deep over the final 100 metres and ran the leader down to win by a nose.
Trinder's three-year-old filly Miss Tuppence also impressed with a solid win against the older horses in a benchmark 60 over 1009m.
Miss Tuppence showed good ability last season but failed first-up last month, but with that run under her belt she made light of her task this time around.
Rider Daniel Ganderton had the Capitalist filly settled fourth and just behind the leaders and when he allowed his charge to switch across their heels, she powered home for an effortless win over outsider Schazem with Geegee Lucky Jess a distant third.
"We expected to see that sort of performance a month ago but today Daniel (Ganderton) gave her a good experience allowing her to find her feet and then take her to the outside to finish off and got the job done.
"She has always been in the top two seeds in terms of our two-year-olds from last season so now that's she's got her win we can give her a couple of weeks on the grass and bring her back for the feature three-year-old races."