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Strictly business for Joker in trial

20 / 06 / 2013 Article by: Peter Staples
Geegees Joker with David Pires aboard scores an impressive trial win in Hobart icon Click to enlarge

BRIGHTON trainer has enjoyed a lot of success with his team of two-year-olds this season and he unearthed another that could end up being the pick of the crop.

Geegees Joker, a youngster by Wordsmith from dual SA metropolitan winner Blondewithattitude, won a trial in Hobart today for what was a warm-up for his debut at Tattersall’s Park on July 3 (Wednesday week).

Geegees Joker shared the lead in his trial with Victory Medal and when rider David Pires asked him to give in the home straight he shot clear and went on to easily defeat Victory Medal and Hoop that made up good ground in the home straight while Foolish Games tailed the field but not to far from the winner.

Geegees Joker covered the 800 metres in 53.13 seconds and ran home his last 600 metres in 36.16 on a slow track.

Luttrell said Geegees Joker had not come to hand as quickly as many of his other juveniles but he was adamant the gelded son of Wordsmith had above average ability.

In other trials Luttrell’s handy grey gelding Gee Gees Cashcard scored an impressive win in an open trial over 800 metres from stablemate Testa Gee Gee.

However, the run of the trial was that of smart mare Los Skybo that is set to resume racing in Hobart on Wednesday week.

Listen to what trainer John Luttrell told Tasracing’s racing journalist Peter Staples after the trial – CLICK HERE.