The Trinder family played a prominent role on Devonport Cup day but it wasn’t exactly as expected.
Adam Trinder saddled up cup favourite Jerilderie Letter but he finished a disappointing seventh.
It was Trinder’s father Michael who stole the limelight with two winners, Liffeybeau and Spihro.
Liffeybeau is unlikely to reach the same heights as Jerilderie Letter but Trinder is confident the three-year-old will continue to improve with age.
"He's still very immature," the trainer said. "He changes legs all the time in trackwork and has a lot to learn.
"But it was a tenacious win.
"I wasn't confident of leading all the way given the windy conditions but I knew he was rock-hard fit."
Spihro was bought for only $5000 by owner Barry Diprose who had a bittersweet day as he is also a part-owner of Jerilderie Letter.
Apprentice Chris Graham who rode Liffeybeau later made it a double with an upset win on Alidad for local trainer Rowan Hamer.