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Hellova Street shines in trial

01 / 10 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Hellova Street (inside) holds out Simon Said Lets Go in trial at Elwick icon Click to enlarge

TASMANIA’S father-son training combination of David and Scott Brunton has dominated the state’s training ranks since they teamed up four years ago.

Team Brunton has won the past three trainer’s premierships and if the recent trial efforts of some of their established stable stars and new additions is any indication then they are set for another cracking season.

At Elwick yesterday the Bruntons took three to the trials and left with two winners and a third.

Hellova Street won his trial impressively with stablemate Seven Mile King running on for third and at his first start for the stable Under The Eiffel scored a narrow win in his 900-metre trial.

Hellova Street, by the ill-fated Helike from top producing broodmare Butter Street, was one of last season’s better three-year-olds winning three of his last five starts.

With David Pires in the saddle, Hellova Street showed good early speed to lead and when Simon Said Lets Go came at him in the home straight the lightly framed gelding found enough to draw clear and win by a half-length.

“Hellova Street did a great job last season and probably should have won his last five starts because there were excuses for the two times he ran second,”  Scott Brunton said.

“We are very pleased with his the horse did in the spelling paddock and if he lives up to expectations he should be in for another very good season,” he said.

Under The Eiffel is a new addition to the stable. The gelding was formerly trained by Tony Vasil at Caulfield in Victoria but the horse is no stranger to Tasmania having won a $100,000 weight-for-age George Adams Plate during the 2013 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

Under The Eiffel also is the winner of a $100,000 Swan Hill Cup and A Group 3 race at Sandown.

But the gelding’s form waned last preparation so the owners opted to have one more throw at the stumps by sending the horse to the Bruntons who train in a beach environment which the owners are hoping is what is need to rejuvenate their talented sprinter-miler.

Sharkbite filly Galeocerdo from the Mark Everett stable won her trial defeating an Elvstroem filly named Rock Away that is prepared at Longford by Troy Blacker.

Galeocerdo led while Rock Away settled second and when rider Bulent Muhcu called on Rock Away for an effort she knuckled down to her task and failed by a narrow margin to run the leader down.

Both fillies trialed well and should expect to win this preparation.