Picnic for Brunton and Carr

11 / 09 / 2017 Article by: Hannah Jenkins
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A former Victorian picnic class galloper broke a run of outs for top jockey Siggy Carr and was the first leg of a winning treble for premier trainer Scott Brunton at Devonport on Sunday. Rock It Doc, with a CV boasting wins at Woolamai and Alexandra, was too good for the opposition in the Wolf Blass Class One over 1350 metres.

Brunton stable followers dined out on appetising odds with Rock it Doc firming from $7.50 into $6.00 Tasracing Official Prices (TOP). The win was just the second of the season for both the popular rider and three-time premier trainer.

The pair was immediately back in the winners circle in the next race when another newcomer to the Brunton stable, Agree To, proved too strong despite being wayward in the home straight. Agree To, a former Queenslander, was having his first start since May and was agreeable to punters
starting the $2.70 favourite T.O.P.

Brunton then made it three wins for the day when promising mare Kuusela was too speedy for odds-on favourite Nielson over 1150 metres, scoring in a photo finish. Kuusela has only raced six time times but the victory gave her a 50% winning strike rate.

Playing at home paid dividends for Devonport trainer Adam Trinder who picked up an early double with Voices and Sound Bar. Voices, a three-year-old filly, was having just her second race start while Sound Bar appreciated the switch of venue from Hobart to Devonport; nine of his 10 wins have been on the synthetic track.

Fly-in hoop Anthony Darmanin rode a winning double for the third consecutive meeting booting home Vivre Star and Voices while the John Keys-trained Amaword broke through for an overdue win.