FRESH from his double on Grafton Cup day and Wyong winner on Friday, Vinery resident Dubleo sired yet another winner when Muswellbrook galloper Secret Encounter scored at Tamworth on Saturday.
It was the fifth win for the first crop Dubleo gelding whose latest success saw his earnings go above $40,000.
Secret Encounter’s win is a personal triumph for his sole owner/trainer Graham Payne who coaxed the horse back to his best after he finished last in the hotly-contested Jungle Juice Cup at Cessnock just 11-days prior.
Dubleo meanwhile continues this sustained run of form that has set him up as one of the most prolific sires in the land leading into the new season despite averaging only 45 live foals in first 5 crops thus far.
“He gets a lot of winners around the place but it’s certainly not restricted to the provincials and the country circuit as important as they are,” says Vinery’s Conor Phelan.
“Obviously we (Vinery) race triple stakes winner Dubleanny and I think everyone would have been impressed with Queenian’s big win (5.3-lens) at Rosehill last start. David Payne thinks he can better races which is a solid recommendation. He has already won over $100,000 and was beaten narrowly in the Group 3 Kindergarten as a two-year-old.”
As well as that pair, Phelan also suggests a close watch be kept on Dubleo 3YO Night Fever when he returns.
“Night Fever won on debut in town which is not easy and then followed up with two more outstanding runs. You would imagine he’ll come back bigger and better and with the experience on his side, he should win his share of races for Tim Martin.”