Trust In A Gust was unlucky to miss the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival through injury, but trainer Darren Weir has been thrilled with the building form and class of the two-time Group 1 winner and has revealed he will be set for a tilt at the 2015 Memsie Stakes (1400m) this time.
Trust In A Gust has been a strong and consistent performer for Weir since first appearing on course competitively partway through 2013, but undoubtedly found career-best form to date through the 2014 Spring Carnival; highlighted by consecutive wins in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).
Having returned this year for a close second to Red Bomber in the Vobis Gold Sprint (1200m) before returning being forced into the paddock, Weir said the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on August 8th will figure as the rising five-year-old’s first point of call before progressing to the 2015 Memsie Stakes.
“He’ll resume in two weeks,” Weir told AAP.
“He’ll run in the 1200 at Flemington (Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap) and then he’ll run in the first Group One, the Memsie.
“Brad (Rawiller) galloped him on Saturday and said he’s in good order.”
Posting ten wins and a further six minors through eighteen career starts so far, Trust In A Gust won each of his first two starts upon resuming in the 2013 Spring Carnival; progressing to a credible fourth behind the likes of Hucklebuck in the Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) before taking out his next four starts.
Returning during the 2014 Spring Carnival for success in the Jeep Don’t Hold Back BM90 (1200m), the Keep The Faith entire ran second to Atlante in the Listed Drummond Golf Stakes (1200m) before taking out his next three starts, including both Group 1 feature races.
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