NEW South Wales horsewoman KerryAnn Morris enjoyed a stellar start to her northern campaign at Albion Park last night.
Sending a team of horses – and her husband Robbie – to Queensland, Morris registered a treble and two placings on the eight-race card.
Morris plans to keep the squad in the Sunshine State for the remainder of the month in hope of continued success.
“It was a great result for the stable and our owners,” Morris said. “We all know how hard it is to win at Menangle so we felt sending a few up to Queensland could be a good chance for them to earn well.
“It’s good prize money and they can be placed well in the right races.
“They will stay up there for a few more weeks and can hopefully keep their form up.”
With Robbie in the cart, Squire proved too slick in the opening event to cause a minor upset.
Settled midfield from barrier five, Squire was taken three-wide on the home turn before grabbing the lead in the last stride to score by a neck from Ima Top Tycoon, with Bee Gees Bandit two-and-a-half metres away third.
The son of Somebeachsomewhere rated 1:52.9 over 1660 metres, with his time matched by his stablemate in the following event.
Also driven by Robbie, Pembrooks Passion was caught in the ‘death seat’ early before working to the front on his way to an 11-metre win from Ruthless Armbro, with Sweet As a metre away third.
Prophesy completed the hat-trick with a 16-and-a-half metre win from Gina Mach, with Kinetic Kate four metres away third in 1:57.3 over 2138 metres.
Later on the card Robbie combined with trainer Melissa Kendall to rein Mister Hart to a 1:55.8 victory over 1660 metres.
While it may appear Robbie has the better part of the campaign as he escapes the horrid Sydney weather, Morris revealed looks can be deceiving.
“He’s working nine horses up there on his own, so not much time to be relaxing in the better weather,” Morris said.
“I’m enjoying the peace at home!”