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Teal tinge to purple patch

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

KATE HARGREAVES’ purple patch landed at Boort on Sunday

The Shelbourne trainer achieved the quinella in the Peter Walsh Trotters’ Cup, a century after Grand Voyage took out the first cup victory.

It was race favourite Well Defined with Ellen Tormey in the sulky who finished 6.5 metres in front of Downunder Barkers to give Kate a training one-two as women drivers donned the teal raising funds for ovarian cancer research. After the race, Kate said Tormey and Well Defined “fit each other so well”. Well Defined set a new track record at Ararat three starts back and now has three runs on the trot.

Third was winner of the recent Wedderburn Cup, Travel Bug, where he set a track record.

In the Beattie Family Pacing Cup, Greg Sugars drove the second leg of his day’s trifecta when favourite Im Anothermasterpiece finished 2.7 metres clear.

Sugar had to go wide early and he later said it took longer to settle than expected.

But once in position, Im Anothermasterpiece was set for race honours. Wedderburn Pacing Cup winner Pembroke Charlie was fourth.

Sunday’s meeting marked 100 years since Grand Voyage won the first trotting and pacing cups at Boort.

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