Emperor’s Way leads Triple Crown treble
EMPEROR’S WAY sprinted clear of the field to take the BenchMark 82 Tab.com.au Handicap over 1800m, on a successful afternoon for The Red with Emoclew and Moss Trip both winning at Kembla Grange.
The son of Roman Emperor was made to be patient on the straight with a gap not immediately forthcoming, however he exploded through when the split appeared to win by one and a half lengths ahead of Atlantic Fox.
Having finished a narrow second on his last start at Canterbury, Emperor’s Way scored a third career win and second of this preparation, as he continues to improve over a staying trip.
Glyn Schofield did the steering and was pleased with the attitude of the four-year-old.
“We were always travelling sweetly,” he said. “I didn’t want him to over race so we just settled a couple of pairs back. He travelled very well for me.
“There was a bit of an anxious moment when I put him into a narrow run and just wanted to see what desire he had and he loved it. He shouldered his way into the run and was strong to the line.”
Earlier in the day Triple Crown struck for a double in the final two races of the card at Kembla Grange, with talented filly Moss Trip showing a sharp turn of foot to score by a comfortable two lengths.
The three-year-old filly looked in a troubled spot when shuffled back to the rear of the field when entering the straight, however jockey Rory Hutchings never panicked, and delivered the daughter of Mossman with a race winning run on the outside, leaving her large group of owners to celebrate in style.
Emoclew struck for his first win in Race 6, with Rory Hutchings once again in the saddle to score a battling three-quarter length victory.
Congratulations to all winning owners!