Patience rewards Auret’s long- time belief
Group one- winning trainer Fraser Auret has believed for some time Matchbreaker is a special talent.
He hasn’t been in any rush with the three- year- old and the Marton trainer’s waiting tactics were rewarded at Otaki yesterday when the gelding impressively won the group three Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes ( 1600m).
Matchbreaker’s winning performance came off the back of a debut second in October and a month later he broke his maiden over 1400m.
“His first trial as a two- year- old was won by Hard Merchandize and Waldorf ran third,” said Auret, who has enjoyed past top- flight success with Julinsky Prince and Aide Memoire. “We were second. He’s just a beautiful horse going forward. He has a lot of improvement to come.”