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Bruntons train half the card at Tattersall’s Park

22 / 10 / 2012 Article by: Editor
King Kalakaua (Brendon McCoull) storms home to win the benchmark 68 Handicap from Smart Catch icon Click to enlarge

REIGNING premier thoroughbred trainers David and Scott Brunton prepared the winners of half the card at Tattersall’s Park Elwick yesterday (Sunday).

Team Brunton’s quartet comprised Enshroud, Lock It In Eddie, Sorell Miss and King Kalakaua.

Enshroud led all the way to take out the Tattsbet Maiden to give mature-aged apprentice Rhonda Mengan her first win as a professional and Lock It In Eddie also showed his rivals a clean pair of plates as he powered his way to an impressive all-the-way win in the Alderman Marti Zucco Open Handicap over 1400 metres with Anthony Darmanin on board.

A downpour of rain and hail just prior to the running of race five rendered the track to a dead racing surface after it had been upgraded to a good 3 prior to the first race.

With the sting out of the ground Sorell Miss was heavily backed and she never let her supporters down scoring easily from My Temptation and race leader Turbo Qui in the Tasmanian Hospitality Association Open Handicap over 1100 metres.

But the Bruntons saved their best for last with King Kalakaua defying the on-pace trend to come from last to win the Kalis Group benchmark 68 Handicap over 1200 metres with Brendon McCoull on board.

The haul took the Bruntons’ season tally to 14 and seven clear of another training combination of Charlie Goggin and daughter Luella Meaburn.

David Brunton was very impressed with all wins but he was particularly taken with the win of King Kalakaua.

Listen to Peter Staples’ interview with David Brunton – click here .