Trojan storms to strong Geelong win
Jul 28, 2017
Trojan Storm proved once again that result matters more than looks in his maiden win on the Geelong Synthetic track.
The son of Mosayter had shown ability with a pair of city placings either side of a Bendigo disappointment but Trojan Storm had to work hard for his success in the IGA Liquor 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m).
Jockey Stephen Baster had no luck getting in closer than three-wide in the early and middle stages but was able to secure cover for Trojan Storm at a crucial stage.
The breather was enough to get Trojan Storm to balance before beginning his dash for the line at the top of the straight where the three-year-old’s class told as he strode to a strong win.
“It probably wasn’t pretty,” Baster said.
“I drew wide and I wasn’t going to get in and I was lucky one slid forward and I was able to get in at the 600(m) and I was able to get a furlong of cover before we straightened up.
“He got there too early but and he won well so he’s a nice horse.
“They tell me he has been a bit difficult at home and Simon and Mat have done a great job with him.”
Trojan Storm broke his maiden at his fifth outing, earning connections a $12,650 winner’s cheque with the prospect of plenty more wins in store as he matures.
Congratulations to Trojan Storm’s owners and all involved with the promising gelding’s maiden victory.