Tampering Falls a rising star

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
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Only three months into his time as a trainer, Albany-based Colin Smith is having the time of his life with rising galloper Tampering Falls.

Tampering Falls has put together back to back wins at Northam.

Tampering Falls led the field on September 9 before booting away at in the straight to score a 1.2 length win in the XXXX Gold Maiden (1300m).

The three-year-old then made a statement, proving too strong over (1400m) to beat Bobcat Johnnie by 0.3 lengths in Northam on august 6.

Trainer Colin Smith said he does not have any big plans for his horse yet.

“It’s racing on Sunday in Bunbury, I wanted it to go to country championship but it’s too short,” he said.

“If it goes OK this weekend we will look at a midweek race in Perth.”

Smith has only had his trainer’s licence for three months, in that time producing two wins from four starters. “I only got my licence in July, I train a bit different to everyone else I take my horses to (the) blue gums four times a week and do endurance,” he said.

Tampering Falls will contest the class three Handicap over 1675m on Sunday in Bunbury.

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