Bine delivers milestone win for Byrne Burke

Sometimes races come along that seem certain to be referenced in the future, and that will be the case from the 1100m Class 1 in Launceston on Friday night.

Some promising 3YOs dominated the betting, and they finished first, second and third.

Winner Bine ($4.40 – $2.80) made it two-from-two, runner-up D'Oro Star ($4.40) lost no admirers, while the third placegetter Red Sphere ($6) led and was just grabbed late.

Bine, from the Prime Thoroughbred team, is trained at Latrobe by Adam Trinder.

"We've just taken our time, and she's a really sensible, straightforward sort of filly now, and I think the patience that's been shown with her will be rewarded going forward," Trinder said.

All three are likely to meet again in the $125,000 3YO Cup in Launceston on 29 November. For successful jockey Erica Byrne Burke, the win was her 100th.

"It's really good, especially to get it on Bine, she's a really nice filly. I've been getting close the last few weeks, so it was good to get it tonight," Byrne Burke said.

All Positive

Positive Press ran up to her solid first-up placing and got punters off on the right note when she blitzed her rivals in the 3YO Maiden (1100m).

From barrier one, Positive Press ($1.80 fav) jumped straight to the front and was given a perfect ride by apprentice Chloe Wells, racing clear to win by 2.5-lengths from Hilarity ($4) with Goddess Of Rock ($101) an eye-catching third.

"I thought that she would run really well, especially drawing an inside gate, she ran really well last start but just had to do that bit of work early, and the effort told late," Wells said.

Stable representative Clinton Gaffney was also pleased wth the performance.

"She's always shown us a bit at the trials. She's come back good, both runs this prep have been good, perfect draw for her and Chloe executed the ride really well."

A little ray of sunshine

Araya Sunshine defied a betting drift to come from last and take the second division of the 1200m Maiden.

After a slashing run to finish second in Launceston on 1 November, Araya Sunshine ($3.10 – $6.50) stormed home from the tail to win at just her fifth start.

"We had tried to get a quick win out of her and press forward with her, and that probably upset her a little mentally, so we went back to basics, settled her down, and she's got that explosive turn of foot," co-trainer Kyle Maskiell said.

"Every start, she is getting a little more mature, a little bit more tractable in a lot of ways."

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