Different Turnbull takes cup win

BIG WIN: Mitch Turnbull and Parramatta go to the line as big winners of the Wattle Time Cup at Cootamundra on Sunday. Picture: Adam Fairley

BIG WIN: Mitch Turnbull and Parramatta go to the line as big winners of the Wattle Time Cup at Cootamundra on Sunday. Picture: Adam Fairley

Stepping out of the shadow of his older siblings, Mitch Turnbull enjoyed a day out at Cootamundra on Sunday.

The youngest of the Turnbull clan claimed three winners of the day, including a big win in the Wattle Time Cup with Parramatta.

Taking the reins for sister Amanda in the feature, Turnbull couldn’t hide with elation as Parramatta strode out for an easy victory putting on a massive salute as the pair went on to defeat Tulhurst Ace by more than 18 metres.

The 20-year-old couldn’t have been happier.

“I was pretty excited,” Turnbull said.

“It was good to win a cup.

“I love coming to any of the Carnival Of Cups out in the bush so to get the main race up was exciting.”

Dropping down in class after an eighth in Wagga Pacers Cup, Parramatta made a lightning fast move to leave his rivals flat footed.

“I could see a bit of trouble up front and I was a long way back and after they settled down I knew it was time to get up there and once we got up there I didn't see any point sitting there and waiting,” Turnbull siad.

Turnbull started off the day in fine style, taking out the opening race with Jet On Ice for his father Steve.

The five-year-old won his first race since August 2015, but was only having his fourth run back from a 19-month break.

He also drove Dollarbill to victory for David Kennedy after the four-year-old backed up from a good second at Wagga on Friday.

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