Speedy six-year-old Matai Geordie notched his fourth win from six starts in Western Australia when he coasted to an impressive victory in the 2130m DTS All Your Civil And Construction Supply Needs Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
It gave the great father and son combination of trainer Gary Hall Snr and Gary Hall Jnr the first leg of a treble, with Texas Tiger and Antero winning later in the program.
It also gave Hall Jnr a tremendous start to the weekend which saw him land a double at Northam on Saturday night, scoring with the Michael Brennan-trained Miss Boudica and the Justin Prentice-trained Beat The Bank in the North Eastern Derby.
Then, on Sunday afternoon Hall landed another feature win when he drove the Michael Young-trained five-year-old Vespa to an all-the-way victory over Bee Jays Boy in the 2666m Williams Cup on the tight Williams circuit.
The relatively inexperienced Matai Geordie has raced only 18 times for seven wins and three placings for earnings of $57,569, and he looks set for a successful career in WA.
“He’s quite a nice horse and I’m not quite sure how far he will go,” Hall said. “But speed will get him a long way.”
By Ken Casellas