DUBLEO would have to win Vinery’s unofficial ’employee of the week’ with a few big days around the nation beginning with Koonoomoo’s elevation to black-type after finishing second in last Saturday’s Sportingbet Series Final at Caulfield.
A second crop mare by Dubleo, Koonoomoo has now won $199,811 in her 20 starts for four victories and a further seven placings.
Soon after it was the turn of four-year-old gelding Judo to make it back-to-back wins at his home town in Orange for trainer Alison Smith.
Then on Wednesday, Tamworth resident Tree Fern blew his more fancied rivals away with a dashing win in the Canterbury Park Handicap (1200m) in Sydney.
Tree Fern has won 5 times together with 4 placings from 17 starts to date and has earnings of nearly $80,000.
In the middle of the two NSW winners, Luke Griffith’s handy galloper Double Halo kept himself prominent for the 1500m Muswellbrook Cup on Melbourne Cup day with a solid third in the XXXX Gold South Muswellbrook Cup (1450m) on Tuesday.