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Wyong treble caps big week for Hawkesbury Trainers

HAWKESBURY trainers are certainly on a roll!

Another three winners at Wyong today brought up 11 in the last week, 40 since the turn of the new year and 115 so far this season.

Marc Chevalier scored with Without You at Newcastle last Friday, and then Brad Widdup (four wins, including a Group 3 at Royal Randwick along with his home track Qualifier), Edward Cummings and Blake Ryan added six last Saturday.

Chevalier put another victory on the board on the Kensington track yesterday, and Widdup, Cummings and Steve O’Halloran all were successful at Wyong.

O’Halloran, after having no luck with his smart youngster Nymphadora in town of late, was relieved to get a change of fortune with Jaex (Mitchell Bell).

“It’s been a frustrating time; we needed that,” O’Halloran said.

“Jaex gives 100 per cent all the time, and has now won twice and hasn’t finished further back than fourth in seven runs since coming to me.

“I expected her to run well on the strength of a recent excellent trial in a really strong 800m heat (won by Zapateo) at home on February 27.

“Mitchell Bell rode Jaex when she won a Super Maiden (1350m) at Wyong last November, and her two runs there have now produced victories.”

Bell’s ground-saving ride from second last on the home turn paved the way for Jaex to overhaul Canberra visitor Dreaming Of Vegas ($5.50) in the last few strides.

*Words by John Curtis for


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