Marsh duo headed to Dunstan Feeds Final16 Dec 2019

Trainer Stephen Marsh could not stop smiling when progressive galloper Trumpet showed he has turned the corner outstaying stablemate Prince Albert in the $35,000 Dunstan Feeds Premier (Rating 65) over 2200 metres on Saturday.

Rider Craig Grylls settled the son of Dawn Approach back past midfield, tracking favourite Prince Albert from the 600m mark and the two fought out the final two furlongs with Trumpet getting the better of his barn mate Prince Albert (J Waddell) over the final 50 metres to score by a long head with Take It Out (R. Scott) nearly four lengths back in third.

Trumpet’s winning time was 2:15.45 (last 600m in 35.51) on a Good3 track.

“He was unlucky last start. He couldn’t get out when he wanted to but his last bit was really good and I said to Craig, it doesn’t matter where you are in the running as long as you get a good clear run down the outside, that the only time he really lets down. When he got on the back of Prince Albert it was a race to the line and they both stretched out well,” Marsh said.
“They are both entered for the Dunstan Final, and that’s where they’ll head to. Ellerslie and the 2400 metres will be perfect for them.”
“The second horse is a working progress. He’s getting better and better,” Marsh added.

Trumpet’s second win for owner Kevin Hickman came in his 13th start, includes three seconds placings and takes his stakes past $35,000.