AUGUST is shaping as a month of déjà vu for premier trainer Ben Yole.
This time last year Yole was edging towards the Tasmanian training record of wins, which he broke during the final meeting of the season.
Yole registered 124 victories to break Wayne Rattray’s long standing mantle.
Rattray won 123 races in 1988/89, which was a 13-month term.
Yole also broke Neville Webberley’s mark of 118 wins set in 1990/91 – a traditional season.
As for his current tally, Yole is sitting on 109 following a treble in Devonport last night.
Yole has seven Tasmanian meetings remaining this term in his quest for another 16 wins.
“It’s doable,” Yole said. “It will come down to the programming and having the right races for the team.
“It works out to be just over a double at each meeting, which it achievable if the breaks go our way.
“I didn’t set out to break my own record, but now that we’re close enough, I might as well have a crack.”
Artarama kick started Yole’s treble before his stablemates Heza Rummage and Gems followed suit.
Mark Yole partnered the first pair, with Troy McDonald driving Gems.
“She’s a nice mare,” Yole said. “That was her first run for the stable and I’m very happy with her.
“She had shown plenty at home and I expected her to just win.
“She was only a cheapie, which has well and truly paid for herself already, and has more wins in her.”