Albany trainer Maurice Sheridan takes out Great Southern Trainers’ strike rate award in final race

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Maurice Sheridan with one of his two horses, Ellens Choice.
Camera IconMaurice Sheridan with one of his two horses, Ellens Choice. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany horseman Maurice Sheridan is on cloud nine after a season to remember.

Sheridan had only two horses this season but it didn’t stop him from taking Great Southern Trainers Strike Rate award with 25 per cent, from a minimum 15 runners.

The award went down to the last race at the final meeting in Albany last week but Sheridan finished with a bang as Athlone Castle and Ellens Choice finished 1-2 across the line.

Top WA trainer Adam Durrant led the strike rate award on 23 per cent, in a winners to runners ratio, heading into the final meeting ahead of Sheridan and Rebecca Wallrodt both on 21 per cent.

The small trainer was over the moon with the result, recording four winners from 16 starts.

“It’s a bloody beauty to win, I’m pretty chuffed with it,” Sheridan said.

“It’s a bit of an achievement, I have had a good year.

“I knew I had to win that race to get it.

“I’m so proud of both my horses.”

Athlone Castle was a revelation in the Great Southern with three wins from seven starts while Ellens Choice notched one win from nine starts.

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