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Blackflash breaks drought

20 / 06 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Geegees Blackflash with (L-R) trainer John Luttrell, strapper Nicole Luttrell and a happy jockey Stephen Maskiell
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TALENTED gelding Geegees Blackflash notched his first win since taking out the Tasmanian Derby 16 months ago when he outclassed his rivals in the Penna Cup over 1600 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday.

Geegees Blackflash endured tough times after winning the Derby that included a bleeding attack during training three months after winning the Derby.

Other minor setbacks have plagued the John Luttrell-trained four-year-old but courtesy of a masterful ride by experienced jockey Stephen Maskiell Geegees Blackflash forced a gap turning for home and went on to score by almost four lengths from in-form mare Starsimp with the consistent Wallis a close-up third.

Geegees Blackflash (Clangalang-La Quita) had been very competitive in many of his outings this season including a third in the Group 3 AAMI Launceston Cup in February.

The four-year-old is owned and raced by popular owner-breeders Paul and Elizabeth Geard who have grown their enterprise to about 100 horses that reside in stables at Brighton and on their property at |Broadmarsh.

Listen to what trainer John Luttrell had to say about Geegees Blackflash’s Penna Cup win – click here .