Bairstow adds Plantagenet trifecta

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Bunbury trainer Mark Bairstow had a day to remember as he took home a rare trifecta in the $20,000 Plantagenet Wines Handicap (1850m) to go with a winning double at Mt Barker Turf Club on Sunday.

Northern Lyric, ridden by Daniel Staeck, finished strongly to hold off Toned by 11/2 lengths, with Daisy Express in third.

Bairstow continued his red hot run in the Great Southern and is now equal with Roy Rogers in the trainer’s premiership standings with 10 wins apiece.

“We got the trifecta so we’re really happy with that,” he said.

“Northern Lyric had a few foot problems when he first came over from Victoria but his last two wins have been really strong.

“Toned came from last — he ran a slow race early so his run was terrific. Daisy Express had to get going a bit too early for her because she was stuck on the inside but she still ran a good race.”

Bairstow also had success with Portonian in the Trevor Allis-on Memorial Handicap (1300m).

Meanwhile, the Mt Barker Wine Producers Assoc. Maiden (1200m) saw Gradual Incline, from the Gerry Hughes stable, dominate late to finish six lengths ahead of Boxonlucy, with Vital Bloom in third.

The Garry Delane-trained Indianapolis won the Shamrock Suffolk Stud Handicap (1850m) by a length after overtaking Chancery (second) and Emma November (third).

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