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Big hopes for smaller trainers

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July 11, 2017

Horse trainer Tayne Davies at her stables in Echuca.

HOWEVER her attention is on Sandown this Wednesday where she will saddle up her successful six-year-old gelding Tumult in a bid for her first city winner.

The horse has won almost $130,000 in prizemoney but a city win would give that a good kick along.

“Tumult has won six races all up, and three for me, but I haven’t had a winner in town,” Davies said.

He led 13 home at Echuca in May, then won at Corowa on June 13 before turning in a shocker at Ballarat two weeks ago.

“Both horses are still running well so I expect them to stay in for a while but at this time of the year it is getting harder to find some dry tracks, which we would prefer,” she said.

“Although Tumult did win on a soft track back in May.”

Davies also has a three-year-old maiden filly, Our Free Will, in training to complete her team.

The trainer said she was always on the lookout for the next best thing, and when she finds it will put another syndicate together to race it.

She said when she took over training Tumult he already had a group of local amongst his owners so she has connections there.

“Ebony and Tumult are pretty consistent horses, honest and more than paying their way – which is the key as a trainer. If they pay they stay,” Davies said.

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