Curran’s gift horse shines in Devonport

17 / 07 / 2017 Article by: Peter Staples
The Master Speed (Anthony Darmanin) defeats Jacques (Ismail Toker) in a class 4 hcp over 1350m in Devonport. icon Click to enlarge

THOROUGHBRED trainer Wayne Curran couldn’t believe his luck when prominent owner-breeder Bob Lynch of Lynrowan Stud presented him with a gift horse back in February.

Lynch offered Curran The Master Speed that had shown good promise with Tasmanian Hall of Fame trainer Gary White, who prepared the gelded son of Street Sense to win four and place as many times from only 20 starts.

One of the gelding’s minor placings was in the Tasmanian Guineas last season.

Curran accepted the horse with open arms and on Sunday at only his second start for his new owner the gelding delivered a solid all-the-way win in a class four handicap over 1350 metres.

“I got this horse in February, gave him a month off, then started again,” Curran said.

“You don’t get a horse like this come your way every day and I’m rapt to have him.

“On what he did today you’d think he can win another one or two at least.”

Curran, who holds an owner-trainer licence, has only two horses in his stables. Silver Reset is his other stable tenant.

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