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Silverton horse gallops home

Tuesday, 13th May, 2014

Triumphant One started favourite and led all the way to win in Port Augusta on Sunday for Silverton trainer Barry Murray.  PICTURE: Roger McKinnon Triumphant One started favourite and led all the way to win in Port Augusta on Sunday for Silverton trainer Barry Murray.  PICTURE: Roger McKinnon

By Craig Brealey

Silverton racehorse Triumphant One notched up his second win in as many weeks in Port Augusta on Sunday.

The Barry Murray-trained five-year-old led all the way and won by three-and-a half lengths.

Ridden by Scott Westover, a young jockey who is making a name for himself with winners in Adelaide, Triumphant One started favourite in the 1495-metre event.

“He’s finally living up to his trackwork,” Mr Murray said yesterday.

“He’s always worked like a good horse.”

Triumphant One has given Mr Murray three wins and two seconds since he bought him on the Sunshine Coast about 15 months ago, and that includes a first-up win at St Pat’s.

Co-owner Torro Clark lives in Queensland and had come down south to witness his first two victories. It was beginning to look like an omen but Torro wasn’t there on Sunday, Mr Murray said, and no-one told Triumphant One.

Winning form is good form, so next up his trainer will be taking him to Hawker.

“We might as well strike while the iron’s hot and keep him going,” he said.” “It’s only a couple of weeks away so you don’t have to do a lot with him between races.”

Mr Murray said the regular race meetings in and around Port Augusta during winter suited him fine.

“It’s not a very long run - and if you get a winner it’s even shorter coming home,” he said.

The trainer also has a two-year-old called Helbartor and he will be having his second run at the end of the month. The gelding gets his name from owners Helen Murray, husband Barry, and Torro.

Helabator ran seventh in his first race but was only three lengths from the winner, Mr Murray said.

“I was really pleased with his run first up. He’s still got a lot to learn but I think he’ll come good.”

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