There are numerous good-news stories going around with Trust In A Gust.
The Group 1 sprint-miler has banked over $1.10 million for his large contingent of owners led by Ballarat based David and Paul Speechley.
Trust In A Gust gave trainer Darren Weir his first Group 1 in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) on September 28 and he reprised that performance with another Group 1 in the time-honoured Toorak Hcp (1600m) on Saturday.
“What a great horse to train – he’s perfect,” Weir said. “He’s sound, tough and makes his own luck.
“It’s been a great ride for a lot of people. All the staff at home and the owners who are a great bunch plus John Foote who picked him out as a yearling. And he’s been a great advertisement for VOBIS Gold.”
Trust In A Gust (4h Keep The Faith – Subtle Breeze by Storm Cat) was named VOBIS Horse of the Year last season and his emergence as a genuine Group 1 horse has been a ringing endorsement of the Scheme.
The Toorak result completed another superb day’s racing for Swettenham Stud owner Adam Sangster. He bred and sold the colt for $45,000 at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.
Earlier in the day, Swettenham stallion Host (Chi) had sired Hosting to win the LR Weekend Hussler Stakes.
Trust In A Gust’s sire Keep The Faith is a stakes winning son of Sunday Silence. He transferred out of Swettenham in 2012 and is now based with Laurie McCarthy at Greta West Stud for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee.