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Winning hat trick for Havatryst 26 Dec 2010
ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk
Talented three-year-old Havatryst became the latest Queensland-trained galloper to pillage Sydney's prizemoney coffers when he scored a powerhouse win in Sunday's $70,000 Autumn Carnival On Sale Now Benchmark 73 Handicap (1200m) at Randwick.
Streets Away and Falino, who was runner-up to Benny's Buttons in the Group Three Patinack Farm Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on Sunday, have also made successful Sydney raids in recent weeks.
Trained by Barry Baldwin, the well-backed son of Foreplay was resuming after scoring wins at his first two starts in Brisbane during the spring.
While he led in both of those, jockey Tim Clark was happy to take a sit on Havatryst on Sunday, settling him in third behind leader Rampart and eventual runner-up Posh Chic.
Posh Chic took control of the race at the top of the straight and looked like she might have pinched it but Havatryst put his mind on the job and arrived just in time to score by a neck with Kingfisher running on from the back for third another 1-1/2 lengths away.
Baldwin made the trip to Randwick to watch Havatryst and was satisfied with what he saw.
"He knuckled down to it well and I'm quite happy with that effort," Baldwin said.
"He's still learning. It was the first time he's been ridden from behind.
"Randwick can be a bit tricky for a horse like him whose never been on it so I thought he did a reasonable job."
Baldwin also revealed Havatryst took time to settle in to his new environment after travelling down from Eagle Farm earlier in the week.
"He only came down on Tuesday, he took a couple of days to settle in so he should improve further," Baldwin said.
Clark also believed Havatryst would improve from the experience and said the youngster got lost when he didn't lead.
"He got back in behind the speed which we didn't really expect," Clark said.
"He was probably a bit lost back in behind there and wasn't sure what to do but he knuckled down good late and was strong on the line."
By Foreplay out of Groom Dancer mare Conjugality, Havatryst has banked more than $100,000 for his owners M J Eaton, N J Harris, A B Hopkins, D E Edwards, A T Bloomer & J R Montgomery and is now unbeaten from three starts.