Friday’s nights victory in the Chandler Macleod VOBIS Gold Star (1500m) was just his second in town but he’s already earned over $400,000. “He had to do some work three wide but he’s tough,” winning jockey Brad Rawiller said. “I just wanted to keep in a rhythm with 60kg on his back.”
Trust In A Gust won the VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (1400m) at Ballarat and the VOBIS Gold Carat (1200m) at Caulfield before completing a hat-trick at Moonee Valley. “It’s a great scheme — the prizemoney and bonuses are terrific,” trainer Darren Weir said. “It’s an initiative that gives so much back to owners and that’s what it’s all about.”
The chestnut is also a pin-up for Swettenham and Greta West Studs.
Trust In A Gust (3c Keep The Faith — Subtle Breeze by Storm Cat) was bred and sold by Swettenham owner Adam Sangster for $45,000 at the 2012 Melbourne Premier yearling sale.
Subtle Breeze’s yearling by Equiano made $120,000 at this month’s Gold Coast Magic Millions. The mare’s latest foal is a colt by Master Of Design.
His sire Keep The Faith was initially based at Swettenham and Sangster kept a stake in the son of Sunday Silence when he relocated to Greta West. Studmaster Laurie McCarthy stood him for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee last year.
Trust In A Gust holds a Group 1 nomination for the $500,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 1.