Another McEvoy quinella
Trainer Tony McEvoy supplied the quinella in the Carbine Club Autumn Series Handicap at Morphettville on Saturday, May 11, making it two in a row.
After suppling the first two placegetters in the opening event, the SA Sires Produce Stakes, McEvoy repeated the effort in the following event.
Tan Tat Trusting, well backed at $3.50 and ridden by Barend Vorster scored a 1-1/4 length win from stablemate Vinland ($3.90) with Debt Collector ($3.20 fav) a half-length away third.
From a wide draw, the winner was caught wide but was brought with a well-timed run to win with the runner-up not having much luck but finishing well.
McEvoy said Tan Tat Trusting had put in a strong performance to win.
“Both horses raced beautifully,” McEvoy said.
“He didn’t have many favours the winner but Barend just took his medicine and kept him balanced.
“He showed he is a class rider and the horse was fabulous.
“But the second horse, I think Luke (rider Luke Currie) is going to be in tears.
“The thing I have learnt about Tan Tat Trusting is he needs to get his toe in.
“He’s a big heavy fellow and can’t be effective on firm ground – soft ground is his key.”
Winning jockey Barend Vorster said it had been good to win a quality race.
“I had a very tricky draw and he didn’t begin that well,” Vorster said.
“Mid-race the tempo wasn’t that strong, and I was able to work my way around and get in touch.
“Tony put the blinkers on today and they really sharpened him up.
“When I asked him for an effort at the top of the straight, he was all there.
“He’s a nice individual and needs a free stride, free running and not too much interference.”