Train­ers beat own record

Waipa Post - - News -

The foun­da­tion on which Mur­ray Baker and An­drew Fors­man’s out­stand­ing sea­son has been built is team­work.

The Cam­bridge train­ers sur­passed their own na­tional train­ing record at Tauherenikau when Elec­trode cred­ited them with their 115th win of 2017-18.

“Ob­vi­ously, it has been very sat­is­fy­ing and we have very good staff, own­ers and jock­eys,” said Fors­man. “Mur­ray and my­self are only part of it, we have some very ca­pa­ble peo­ple be­hind us and it’s thanks to them.

“It’s been a solid sea­son and we’ve man­aged to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing right the way through.”

Fors­man said the emer­gence of the 3-year-old Vin De Dance had been one of their sea­son’s high­lights.

“Win­ning a derby is spe­cial and we com­peted well in Mel­bourne — we’ve won four stakes races in Aus­tralia as well as 16 here so we’ve been kick­ing goals on both sides of the Tas­man.”

Their reign­ing New Zea­land Horse of the Year Bon­neval led the charge at the Mel­bourne spring car­ni­val with victory in the Gr.1 Un­der­wood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield off the back of her re­sum­ing suc­cess in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Val­ley. The sta­ble will also have a fur­ther chance to add to their away record with the in­form Karisto, who has won his last two starts at Ro­torua and Te Rapa, bound for the Queens­land win­ter car­ni­val.

“He flew out on Fri­day and, all go­ing well, he’ll soon have his first start,” said Fors­man.

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