WAGGA trainer Gary Colvin and a big group of owners got the cash with Sweetly Gliding on Town Plate day on Thursday,.
Sweetly Gliding was well backed in the betting ring and the move came off as she took out the second division of the Harrisons Joinery Country Class One & Maiden Plate (1600m).
Ridden by Jeff Penza, Sweetly Gliding got back and ran on strongly along the inside to score a strong carnival win.
Colvin admitted there will be plenty of full pockets after the win.
“Yeah we got a collect, we were pretty confident with him,” Colvin said.
“It was a good run last start.
“It’s great to win at the carnival because that’s what all your owners want to do.
“It’s great for them and gets people to the races.
“I think they’ll have a very enjoyable couple of days now.”
Sweetly Gliding is one of the horses owned by Colvin’s Trifecta syndicate.
Colvin gets large groups of owners into small shares of three horses as part of the Trifecta Syndicate.
Sweetly Gliding had won win to his name from nine starts but had shown ability.
“He’s been crying out for a bit of ground,” he said.
“People forget, he beat High Opinion in a maiden before he went for a spell.
“He’s a very immature sort of horse, he’s not real big and it took a couple of starts this campaign to get him right.
“I thought he would be right in it today and I’m really happy with him.”
Sweetly Gliding ($8.00) edged out Rakeya ($8.50) by a long neck, with a further ¾ lengths to Astro Dance ($10.00).
Meantime, Goulburn trainer Danny Williams ensured he made a mark at another Wagga carnival with a victory on Thursday.
Williams has only recently returned to training in his own right and still managed a Wagga carnival winner with La Bella Rouge ($2.10) scoring comfortably in the first division NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap (1400m).
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