Danish Prince (right) flashes down the outside to give Gladstone trainer Peter Ball a long-shot winner at yesterday?s Coffs Har
Danish Prince (right) flashes down the outside to give Gladstone trainer Peter Ball a long-shot winner at yesterday?s Coffs Har

Brett earns a triple treat

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

COFFS Harbour trainer Brett Bellamy has achieved more than many in the racing world but every now and again he's able to place a tick in a new box.

Yesterday was another of those days as he trained the first three past the post in the opening race of yesterday's Blackwoods race day at Coffs Harbour.

Titusville led from start to finish to win in a track record time ahead of stablemates Leica Toy and Merlean's Magic to give Bellamy a thrill that he'd never experienced before.

"I've had quinellas before and been close to a trifecta but that's the first one I've ever had,"

"It's really good to saddle three up and run one, two, three but it's nowhere near Guy Walter's effort in the Doncaster."

For the second time in as many starts at the track Titusville won impressively but the trainer is adamant there's more improvement to come from the colt.

"He's still an entire so his mind is on other things at the moment," Bellamy said.

"He's a lovely little horse, a full brother to Postcard Bandit so we're just hoping he can go on and improve on what Postcard's done because he's been a very handy, fun little horse for us."

INSTEAD of celebrating a big win on a long shot, Gladstone trainer Peter Ball was yesterday left ruing a punting decision that has left him a few dollars short. When his Nothin Leica Dane gelding Danish Prince saluted ahead of Tis Magical in the CRC Industries Maiden Handicap, the dividend for a win on the TAB was a healthy $24.60.

"I always have $10 each way on them," Ball said with regret.

"I didn't today, I only five each way on them."

Danish Prince was having his first start after a 16-month spell because of a knee injury.

Now that four-year-old has returned, Ball is confident he has a very talented sprinter on his hands.



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