August 23, 2017 National Trotguide
BIRTHDAY boy Robbie Morris lived up to his catchphrase “living the dream” on Tuesday at Tabcorp @ Club Menangle on Tuesday.
Most of his dreams came true when he drove four winners to give him the icing on his cake on his 26th birthday.
Some of the crowd might have thought it was also Morris’ partner KerryAnn Turner’s birthday too as she trained five consecutive winners at the meeting.
Morris began his winning ways with No Trumps No Glory scoring after a second v first protest was upheld against Blake Fitzpatrick’s Mistercool Sea Eyre in the third race.
Celestial Arden delivered the second leg of his quartet of winners when he left his rivals well behind coming up the straight to win by almost nine metres.
Perhaps the most pleasing victory was the third leg of Morris’ treble.
He recorded his victory with former New Zealand horse Our Quinn making his debut in Australia – and an impressive one it was too.
The four-year-old gelding hit the finish line in 1:53.6 seconds, winning by almost four metres.
“He’s a good horse,” Morris said.
“The owners Alex Smith and Russell Woods have bought well.
“They’re a great couple of people and have a horse with a bright future.”
The young reinsman also has a bright future, however it was just another day at the office for Morris, who said he was just thrilled to be involved in a sport he loves.
“It’s just good to be a part of it,” he said.
“We’re all here doing the same thing we love.”