Back to Back Group 1's for TRUST IN A GUST

Oct 11, 2014

TRUST IN A GUST 2010 (Keep The Faith x Subtle Breeze) 4YO H

Trained by: Darren Weir

Career starts & prizemoney:17 starts for 10 wins,4 seconds,1 third $1,109,650 (at October 11, ’14)

Purchase details: $45,000 at 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale

Trust In A Gust backed up his narrow Rupert Clarke Stakes win with another big-race success in Saturday's Toorak (1600m) at Caulfield.

The four-year-old was sent out the $4.60 favourite and stalked the leader Solicit before powering to the front at the top of the straight.

He had enough in the tank to hold off the finish of Speediness to win by three quarters of a length with one of the outsiders in Desert Jeuney another half-neck away third.

Trust In A Gust was selected by John Foote and purchased by Darren Weir at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for $45,000. He has been a terrific buy for his huge group of owners as Saturday’s win took the total earnings to just over the million dollar mark.

"He's a great race horse," Weir, Melbourne's reigning premier trainer, said.

"He makes his own luck. He puts himself in the race and then is really tough to the line.

"He's just a pleasure to train."

"We brought him in aiming at the spring but we didn't know where we were going to end up. It's been a great

Trust In A Gust became the fourth horse in the past 30 years to win the Rupert Clarke-Toorak double with Barely A Moment the most recent in 2005.