Trots Review: Triple Eight lights up a soggy Melton night

31 July 2021
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Father Brian Glasheen was among the owners celebrating Triple Eight's return to winning ways on Saturday night after the former Kiwi braved the wet and wild conditions to score at Tabcorp Park Melton.

The horse's first preparation in Australia finished on a sour note with disappointing runs in the Tasmania Cup and Warragul Pacing Bowl Cup during March and April, but he bounced back to his best with victory in the Become A VHRC Member Today Free For All.

Triple Eight was an eye-catching second to Always Fast at Geelong a couple of weeks ago, and while driver Greg Sugars was forced to park outside the leader for much of the 2240m trip, he still had the class to pull clear in the home straight and score a comfortable 4.1m win.

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