POPULAR Tasmanian harness racing trainer Marc Butler took a break from the industry a few years ago but the lure of spending time with horses was too great.
Since returning to training he has had only a handful of horses in work but, in his words, enough to keep him busy.
In recent times he has been preparing winners on a regular basis and in Hobart on Sunday night Anothermetro delivered an impressive all-the-way win that suggests he has more to give.
Anothermetro (Metropolitan-Miss Piquet) is a lightly raced four-year-old formerly in the care of Rodney Ashwood.
He joined Butler’s stable six months ago and it appears the change of environment and a different approach to training has worked for this horse.
Ashwood is an excellent trainer but sometimes a horse will respond to different methods and Butler seems to have found the right recipe for success with Anothermetro.
With Mark Yole in the cart, Anothermetro showed good early speed to roll to the front fro gate three and settled into a good rhythm to lead comfortably to the home turn.
The pressure was applied turning for home by Bobby Jo and Iden Mister Ed that emerged from the pack to challenge.
Iden Mister Ed looked set to grab the leader half-way up the home straight but his run ended 50 metres out as did Bobby Jo’s and Anothermetro went on to defeat Bobby Jo by 1.3 metres with Iden Mister Ed a short head away third.
Another metro cocked a mile rate of 2.04 and ran home his last half (800m) in 59.9.
Butler also won with Saab Quality at Spreyton last Sunday and his only other stable tenant Western Karamea won at his most recent outing.
Listen to what trainer Marc Butler ha to say about Anothermetro’s win.