TALENTED trainer Harriet Paul celebrated her first training double when This Moment and Tough At Heart scored impressive wins at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Sunday.
This Moment broke her maiden status in the Ladies Of Penna Maiden/ Class 1 Plate over 1600 metres and Tough At Heart led all the way to win the Stere Aerospace Class 2 Handicap over 1400 metres.
This Moment went into the race on the back of an eye-catching second in a maiden two weeks earlier and took that form into this latest assignment.
The Savoire Vivre-Hidden Moment filly settles just worse than Midfield but made steady progress from the 700-metre peg to the home turn.
The well-backed Speed Control enjoyed a cushy run behind the leaders and when his rider Stephen| Maskiell eased off the fence to make his run the Bill Ryan-trained gelding looked to have the race in his keeping but he was unable to stave off This Moment’s powerful finish.
Tough At Heart gave his rivals a galloping lesson and his rider, apprentice Rhagan Cross, again sowed her above average ability to rate a front-runner.
The three-year-old son of Tough Speed had not been beyond 1200 metres with his previous wins and placings al at 1100m.
Paul prepares a small team at her Judbury property and she was elated at preparing her first double.
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