Jun 01, 2018
Photo courtesy of Racing.com
Trump Shot broke his Maiden status at Racing.com Park by winning the 1400m Seniors Race Day Maiden Plate. Jockey Ben Melham used his good gate to drive to the front from the outset, kicking clear on the corner to win by a short margin.
"It was great to see him break his Maiden status as he has been running well without winning. Ben did a great job in front and held him together before kicking clear on the corner and have enough left in the tank to get to the line. It is also great to have a winner for Heran Racing, especially here in Victoria, as they have been great supporters of the stable for a long time. We bought this guy for them in New Zealand and now that he has won a race we are looking forward to him going through his grades. He does have good ability, but just has not been able to put it together, so this win should help his confidence immensely. It has been a good week with two winners so far so thanks again to our staff, who do a terrific job." Commented Chris Meagher