Two wins for Baster

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

JOCKEY Stephen Baster com­pleted a stakes-race Flem­ing­ton dou­ble yes­ter­day when Pure Pride saluted im­pres­sively in the last race.

Baster won the open­ing event, the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes, on debu­tant No­mothaj before Pure Pride won the Listed Paris Lane Hand­i­cap.

Pure Pride ($15) scored a two-length win from Wyn­d­spelle ($7) with Saint Valorem ($15) a length away third.

The Mur­ray John­son­trained mare was third emer­gency for the Group 2 Blazer Stakes, but with two scratch­ings she didn’t gain a start.

Baster said Pure Pride’s record should be bet­ter than what it now stands at: two wins from 16 at­tempts.

“Mur­ray and the own­ers have suf­fered with this mare over the years and to­day I thought it was go­ing to be the same,” Baster said.

“But she got the split a fur­long out and ex­ploded.”

John­son said the mare de­served a city suc­cess.

“I don’t have many horses to be run­ning in these races, so it’s awe­some,” he said.

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