Luke Tarrant leads the way with Doomben treble as apprentices’ have field day
LUKE Tarrant led his apprentice peers on another romp for the juniors at Doomben as he extended his early premiership lead on Saturday.
Apprentices won five of the eight races, with Tarrant responsible for three of them, including the final event on Epic.
The Rising Star winner said he is aware of the extra attention that comes with being a premiership frontrunner.
“I guess I feel the pressure a bit more because if I do ride one bad now there will be more of a commotion than there would have been previously,” he said.
“But I don’t think I’m doing anything differently. I haven’t slaughtered one for a while and I’m just concentrating on doing the things that have worked for me so far.”
Epic’s trainer Kelly Schweida is unashamedly on the Tarrant bandwagon.
“He’s got a good head on his shoulders, listens and I’m a big rap for him,” Schweida said.
Toby Edmonds’ day didn’t pan out as expected, but he still walked away a winner.
Our Boy Nicholas never gave those that took the $1.65 a sight at any stage, but Scarborough later atoned for the stable in the Quest Breakfast Creek Handicap.
Our Boy Nicholas pulled up good. It’s back to the drawing board I guess,” Edmonds said.
Scarborough was given a perfect ride by apprentice Matthew McGuren.
Mounting yard observers felt the son of Snitzel looked to be carrying some excess condition, but Edmonds said it was always the case.
“He looks underdone all the time, but he’s tough and likes racing at the mile.”
Story courtesy Nathan Exelby Courier Mail http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/luke-tarrant-leads-the-way-with-doomben-treble-as-apprentices-have-field-day/story-fnii0mrv-1227057706783