MOTHERHOOD appears to be agreeing with Lauren Tritton.
In her first season since foaling a colt, Tritton has not only shot to the lead on the New South Wales Drivers’ Premiership, her strike rate is remarkable.
With a winner from every 2.8 drives, Tritton has the best rate in Australia among each state’s top 10. Overall, Tritton-partnered stock fill the placings every 1.7 starts.
At Tabcorp Park Menangle last night Tritton was at it again, with four winners including the feature on the card – Pink Bonnet.
Capturing the opening event with Murano, Tritton was then triumphant with Lombo Kotakinabalu and Reaza Grunter before rounding out her quartet with Platinum Revolution in the Group Three.
Although the daughter of Changeover began quickly from barrier six, she was unable to cross Ida Thoughtso, which led from four.
Despite working overtime in the ‘death seat’, Platinum Revolution forged her way to the front on the home term before cruising to a four-and-a-half metre win from Major Kiss, with Ally Rogan five-and-a-half metres away third.
Taking her record to two wins and a third from three starts, Platinum Revolution covered the mile in 1:54.7.
“That was a great run from her,” Tritton said. “She did all the work and still had a bit up her sleeve on the line.
“She’s got the makings of a nice filly, but the problem is going to be finding the right races for her.
“Being New Zealand-bred, she isn’t eligible for much here, so the Jewels over there could be the best option.”
Co-training the team with her husband, Shane, Tritton was willing to share a small portion of her latest haul, and overall season, with the ‘other half’.
“I guess he can have some of the credit,” Tritton joked. “He does a bit around the place, but we all know the working mums carry the load.”