The star of Tasmania was back in action and to the joy of the racing public and the relief of Adam Trinder, MYSTIC JOURNEY returned as good as she left with an effortless win in the PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield.


For Trinder, the success with Anthony Darmanin was a great triumph and the trainer was back on Tassie soil on Sunday this time with his apprentice Chris Graham winning aboard DOTHRAKI PRINCESS.


Adam Trinder wasnt the only excited one leaving Caulfield on Saturday after the painless win from PIPPIE in Race 1 had everyone talking from the John & Chris Meagher stable. Now with three wins from five starts, a big and successful spring campaign looks in store for the daughter of Written Tycoon and Aaron Purcell claimed a win with GUIZOT.


Leon Macdonald issued a strong warning for backers of DALASAN as a possible Caulfield Guineas contender, after the colt was too strong for the likes of Scales of Justice in the Spring Stakes. The 3yo is now a winner of three of his four starts and looks a force to be reckoned with.


Stephanie Thornton made a great start to her loan in Queensland after teaming up with MiStable clients Steven ODea and Proven Thoroughbreds to score aboard SIENNA ROSE in the lucky last at Eagle Farm, after two straight seconds. The win came after that of THE TENORS triumph earlier who stalked the speed to win his third race from nine starts. INVINCIBLE GANGSTA scored a triumphant win for Lockwood Racing.


Over in the west and Willie Pike and Grant & Alana Williams kicked off their day when ZARATITE made it three consecutive wins in a painless watch for followers of the cerise and white. Steve Wolfe quickly picked up on the back of that when $18 chance GO CRYING followed up two recent placings to come from well back to score, now with earnings of $101,000. ESSENTIAL SPICE also continued a faultless campaign for the Pearce Brothers making it three wins on the trot and a bright future for the sprinting mare. Morton Racing also had a magnificent win when SHERPA LASS came in first.


It may have only been a small field but COMMANDER was too strong for his five rivals under John Thompsons care on Saturday at Randwick, his second win at the track this campaign over 1600 metres. This one thanks to a great Nash Rawiller ride. Kody Nestor claimed a win with TOULON BROOK while Feek Racing scored a win with I AM VINNIE.


A job well done also to Neil Dyer who put the polish on HONOUR THE WORK and Gary Clarke DOWNHEARTED who both won at Katherine on Saturday.


Congratulations also to all our overseas winning trainers; James F Peters and Dan Meagher in Singapore, Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock in South Africa, G & G Richardson and Parker and Fraser J Auret in New Zealand.


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