Winning run ... but Per Ulrik is being moved south to run in distance races. PHOTO: CHRIS RIX
Winning run ... but Per Ulrik is being moved south to run in distance races. PHOTO: CHRIS RIX

Moving on

By GREG WHITE

IT hardly seems fair but at least in the long term, there could be some compensation.

After winning the Ramsay Healthcare Maiden Plate at Coffs Harbour with first-up starter Per Ulrik, talented trainer Trent Greentree will lose the gelding later in the week.

"He's going to my brother in Wyong as there aren't many distance races up here and his future is as a stayer," he said.

However, Greentree will receive a crop of fresh recruits in return who in coming months will attempt to continue his incredible winning strike rate.

When the field flattened across the track on straightening, winning rider Craig Franklin headed to the outside fence in search of suitable going.

"Ten points to the jockey as he walked the course before the race and said he knew where he wanted to be," Greentree explained.

"We didn't need to trial the horse before today as he's easy to train and I was confident when I saw how the conditions would be."

Meanwhile, trainer Gordon Yorke's run of success continued when Pimpala Gift blitzed her rivals in the Dealer Direct Maiden Handicap at her first race start.

Taken to the outside of the field in the straight by rider Scott Thurlow, the grey filly was ridden hands and heels to the line but showed her inexperience by star-gazing at the crowd inches away on her inside.

Runner-up Aussie Luau will pay to follow when stripping fitter next time after chasing the winner and sticking on well down the running.



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