Seventh Winner for Trapeze Artist
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Griff became the seventh first-crop winner for Trapeze Artist when he led them a merry dance to win the juvenile maiden(1200m) at Warwick Farm on Monday.
Sent straight to the front by Dylan Gibbons, Griff never looked back and kept up a good gallop to win by one and a quarter lengths.
It was the third start for Griff, and assistant trainer Johann Gerard-Dubord said he still has some growing to do.
“It was a great win. We wanted to be positive, and he was able to control the pace with no pressure,” Gerard-Dubord said.
“He is a lovely colt and has plenty of furnishing to do. There is more to come, but getting that one out of the way was great.
“He had no luck at all last start. He went to the races off a soft trial and was caught wide. It was a tough watch.
“He keeps improving, and it’s great to get a win for Shane Griffiths; he has been very patient.”
Griff was an $80,000 purchase for Kavanagh Racing Stables from the Widden Stud draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
The son of Trapeze Artist is the second winner from as many foals for the stakes-placed Sebring mare Chateau Griffo.
Trapeze Artist stands at a fee of $55,000 this spring.