Winning Wingatui treble includes special victory

Shane and Brian Anderton

By Jonny Turner 


A winning treble for White Robe Lodge on a big day of racing at Wingatui included one extra special victory.

Trainers Brian and Shane Anderton produced Patraine (Almanzor-Notable-Danzighill), Mayor Of Norwood (Ghibellines-Gallant Babe-Gallant Guru) and Cherryville (Ghibellines-Cherry Creek-Monashee Mountain) for impressive wins on Saturday.

Patraine is bred and raced by Brian and Hec Anderton and named after their wives, the late Lorraine Anderton and Pat Anderton.

Brian was thrilled to be able to share in a special win with his brother at the track they have both had outstanding success at.

“Hec and I bred the horse and race it together and she is named her after Lorraine and Pat, it is very special to both of us,” Brian Anderton said. 
“We have given this mare a bit of time and she has done a great job this time in.”
“Her first three runs were all good and she has improved with a bit of racing.”
“The 1600m suited her and even though she didn’t have a lot of luck, she was able to win quite impressively.”

Immediately after Patraine saluted for Corey Campbell, the White Robe Lodge jockey rode Mayor Of Norwood to victory.

The ultra-consistent son of Ghibellines was able to cap off a great run of form with a powerful win for the estate of the late Pat Smith.

“He is a very nice horse and a great stayer and he really relished the strong tempo on Saturday,” Brian Anderton said.
“He is a horse that needs the pace on in his races, he is always running on and going good races.”
“He deserved a win and it was great to get it on a good day and when a good stake was up.”
“The Smiths have been great owners of ours for a very long time so it is always a thrill when we can get a win with them.”

Cherryville wrapped up a treble for White Robe Lodge and a double for Ghibellines when he wound up late to score his second consecutive win.

Brian Anderton credited rider Corey Campbell for picking a perfect path through the pack for the four-year-old.

“He is a horse that is at his best when he is able to have the last run at them.”
“And that is how Corey has ridden him in his last two starts.”
“Before that, he hit the lead before the turn, but with a bit more patience he can really sprint up.”
“He is doing a great job and that shouldn’t be his last win.”
“He is out of Cherry Creek and hopefully he can add a bit more to the family record.” 

The summer has been busy for White Robe Lodge with a big racing team stepping out and a successful trip to the yearling sales.

The autumn won’t be much different with yearlings to come in to be broken in soon and for the latest batch of two-year-olds to head toward the jumpouts.