By Glenn Davis
Consistent sprinter Siegfried continued to reap rewards for connections with a commanding win at Doomben on Saturday.
Siegfried, backing up following his third placing in last week’s Listed Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba, proved too strong for his rivals downing the fast finishing Sir Moments by three-quarters of a length in the Open Handicap (1350m).
Jopa continued his consistent form finishing third, a further neck away.
Trent Edmonds, stable foreman for his father Toby, said Siegfried had become a tough seasoned sprinter over the last 12 months.
“A year ago you’d be lying if you said he was a tough horse,” Edmonds said.
“We gave him a good spell after a tough preparation last year and it’s been the making of him.
“He’s in career best form now and he’s earned over $200,000 this preparation.
“It’s great for his owners and they’re now reaping the rewards.”
Since resuming last November, Siegfried hasn’t been out of the prizemoney in seven starts for four wins, two placings and a fourth.
The win continued the outstanding run for Edmonds and leading jockey Jeff Lloyd.
Edmonds and Lloyd have been the most dominant partnership in Queensland racing since the late Bruce McLachlan and jockey Brian York in the late 1980’s.
It was also the 51st win of the season for the Edmonds-Lloyd team.
Meanwhile exciting mare Tumbler earned a chance at Black-Type races during the Brisbane winter carnival with a brilliant win in the Open Handicap (1050m).
Ridden by Brad Pengelly, Tumbler registered her sixth victory from seven starts with a long neck win over Sydneysider Straturbo with Tisani Tomso third, a half head away.
Trainer Barry Lockwood has long believed Tumbler is well above average but her career has been restricted due to injuries.
“She’s very special,” declared Lockwood.
“It was by far the biggest ask of her career at her first start in open company.
“She can run very good sectionals so I told Brad to sit quiet and when she’s ready to go, she’ll go.”
Lockwood plans to give Tumbler her next start at Eagle Farm in a fortnight before aiming for Black-Type races during the winter carnival.
Racing Queensland webnews April 15