Jan 14, 2018
Emperor’s Way sprinted clear of the field to take the $100,000 BenchMark 82 Tab.com.au Handicap (1800m), on a successful afternoon for the team in red with Moss Trip and Emoclew both saluting in succession at Kembla Grange on January 13.
The son of Roman Emperor was made to be patient on the straight with a gap not immediately forthcoming, however he exploded through when the split appeared to win by one and a half lengths ahead of Atlantic Fox.
Having finished a narrow second in his last start at Canterbury, Emperor’s Way scored a third career victory and second of this preparation, as he continues to improve over a staying trip.
Glyn Schofield did the steering and was pleased with the attitude of the four-year-old.
“We were always travelling sweetly,” he said. “I didn’t want him to over-race so we just settled a couple of pairs back. He travelled very well for me.
“There was a bit of an anxious moment when I put him into a narrow run and just wanted to see what desire he had and he loved it. He shouldered his way into the run and was strong to the line.”
Earlier in the day Triple Crown scored a winning double in the final two events of the card at Kembla Grange, with talented filly Moss Trip showing a sharp turn of foot in the $30,000 Dapto BenchMark 65 Handicap (1300m) to succeed by a comfortable two lengths ahead of Dependable.
The three-year-old Mossman filly looked in major trouble when shuffled back to the rear of the field when entering the straight, however a cool Rory Hutchings delivered the daughter of Mossman with an outstanding run from last to first down the far outside, leaving her large group of owners in raptures, including Kain Davey who travelled all the way from Kalgoorlie in Western Australian to see his filly make it to the winners’ circle.
Emoclew struck gold for his first win in the $30,000 Warrawong Maiden Handicap (1300m), with Hutchings once again in the saddle to score a three-quarter length victory over short-priced favourite Aeecee Tianhu.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden said, “We are delighted with the effort on all three winning horses for Triple Crown who are such big supports iof the stable.
“Emperor’s Way at Randwick and Moss Trip and Emoclew at Kembla were all credible wins, especially the filly flying home the way she did.
“This is what racing is all about. Whether you’re in the city or countryside, an any winner on a Saturday is satisfying especially with this level prizemoney.”
Words: Triplecrown.com.au & Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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