Trainer Adam Trinder is eyeing off a late charge at the Melbourne Autumn Carnival with Youthful Jack after the six year old wrapped up the Tasmanian weight for age triple crown at Launceston yesterday.
Youthful Jack had no problems handling the 1600m of the Listed $100,000 Tatts Group George Adams Plate and careered away in the straight for top New South Wales jockey Robert Thompson to score an easy two and a quarter lengths win.
Yesterday’s win was the third on the trot in Tasmania for Youthful Jack and Thompson after the six year was old was transferred to Trinder prior to winning the first leg of the series, the Listed $90,000 thetote.com.au Stakes (1200m) at Launceston on February 1.
The middle leg was the Listed 1400m Tatts Group Thomas Lyons Stakes at Hobart which Youthful Jack won with ease by two and three quarter lengths over Rave Night and Life To The Full on February 12.
Trinder has had to put in plenty of time to keep Youthful Jack up to the mark, having come back from a throat operation before his Tasmanian campaign.
“He’s an old warhorse and to get the opportunity to be associated with him I can’t speak highly enough of Ross and the other owners,” Trinder said.
“I’m learning a lot from the horse. He’s got a lot of problems and he probably has two hours of individual attention spent on him every day.
“It’s been a great learning curve, especially with Ross always available for advice. It’s been fantastic on all accounts.”
“The horse is enjoying the relaxed environment down here in Tassie – a bit like back in Taree – he likes this type of lifestyle.”
Trinder will have to talk to owner Ross Stitt to about the possibility of Youthful Jack having a stopover in Melbourne on his way home to Taree.
“I haven’t spoken to Ross yet, but on Super Saturday there are two races for him – the Blamey Stakes or a Listed race over 1400 metres which he won’t be weighted out of,” Trinder said.