Blinkers help Triple Effort cruise to Yarra Valley victory
Feb 27, 2016
A major change catapulted Triple Effort to an emphatic maiden success at Yarra Valley.
Triple Effort had been racing well without winning this time in before trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra applied blinkers to the filly for her latest outing at Yarra Valley.
The ‘shades’ had a tremendous effect on Triple Effort as she produced a remarkable performance to stroll to victory in the Kabuki Syndrome 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate (1512m).
Andrew Mallyon travelled to Yarra Valley to ride the daughter of Sharkbite in the $20,000 contest and gave Triple Effort every chance to produce her best.
Mallyon quickly worked out the three-year-old would be caught wide if he did not take the initiative, so he sent her forward to lead the event after 400m.
Mallyon slowed the speed to suit his mount midrace befoe letting Triple Effort accelerate in her own time rounding the home turn.
Triple Effort steamed clear of her opposition rounding the home turn, opening a big margin before Mallyon let her coast to the line in the last 50m. However, Triple Effort still crossed the line 4 ¼ lengths clear of her rivals.
“Her work since we put the blinkers on her has been terrific so we weren’t surprised she won like she did,” Zahra said.
“Now she’s concentrating and she’s worked out what she needs to do to win, she’ll be able to get better with every start.
“She relaxed well for Andrew so she might be able to get out over more ground.”
Congratulations to Triple Effort’s owners and all involved with the promising filly’s impressive breakthrough win.