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    WINNING TEAM: Scott Ewen and Kylie Ryde.

    RIDING the crest of a wave, Scott Ewen notched a pair of personal milestones last night. Dominating his local Cranbourne meeting, Ewen made four... Personal milestone as purple patch continues

    RIDING the crest of a wave, Scott Ewen notched a pair of personal milestones last night.

    Dominating his local Cranbourne meeting, Ewen made four trips to the winners’ circle as a driver, with three of those also as a trainer.

    It’s the first time Ewen has registered a treble with his stable and a quartet as a reinsman since moving to Victoria from South Australia in 2019.

    Ewen’s treble follows a double in Melton a fortnight ago, with his team boasting five wins and three thirds from its last 10 starts.

    The respected horseman had prepared trebles before leaving South Australia.

    “That was my best result since I came over,” Ewen said. “I was going to say since I became a Victorian, but you never truly become one and I’ll always be a South Australian at heart.

    “It was a terrific night and it is always great to get those kinds of results for your owners.

    “I was pretty confident with each of them, it was just a matter of getting the right runs, which they did.”

    Ewen kick-started the evening in grand style, winning the first two races with Tara Victory and Ubetta Knot.

    “Once Tara got to the front my confidence grew,” Ewen said. “She had to work a bit to get to the lead, but I knew she would fight on at the other end.

    “It got close on the line, but she did a great job.

    “I couldn’t believe Ubetta Knot paid $9, I thought she should’ve been shorter than that!

    “She’s a nice mare, which I think can keep getting better and go through he grades.”

    Yering Soho rounded out Ewen’s treble when she led throughout in 1:58.7 over a mile.

    “She’s been very consistent and was overdue for a win,” Ewen said. “After finding the front over the short trip I didn’t think she would be run down.”

    Ewen then joined forces with the Kyle Marshall-trained Can Be A Ruebe, which also led throughout to account for Fearless Writer and Sometuffluv.

    Covering the 1609-metre trip in 1:56.2, the daughter of Always B Miki broke her maiden at her fourth start having previously been runner-up twice.

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