A double with Tiltherewarsyou and Perfect Award at Mowbray on Saturday continued Peter 'Scruffy' Luttrell's great start to the season but the Longford trainer remains modest about his run of success.
"It helps when you've got horses that can run a bit - I got rid of the slow ones," Luttrell said after moving to sixth on the premiership table with 10 wins since August 1.
Maiden winner Tiltherewarsyou, who was bought privately after being passed-in at the yearling sale, picked up a $16,000 Tasbred bonus for her owners to go with first prizemoney of $12,350.
"Once she learns to settle she'll be a very nice little filly," Luttrell said.
"I told the owners we'd target these bonus races and, now that she's won one, she's more than paid for herself."
Luttrell said he booked Ismail Toker for the ride after Bulent Muhcu "jumped ship" to ride heavily-backed favourite Get The Trip (third).
However Muhcu returned to the team later to score an impressive Class 1 win on former South Australian Perfect Award.
"I found him on the same online auction as Ethical Dilemma (four wins since coming to Tasmania) and he was actually my first choice," Luttrell said.
"The only reason I bought Ethical Dilemma first was because he was almost ready to race whereas this bloke was in the paddock.
"But I really wanted him so I bought him later. He's a lovely horse - a gentle giant."
Luttrell shared the training honours with Team Wells who scored with Geegees Rock Opera (Daniel Ganderton) and Gee Gee True Story (Brendon McCoull) to go with a treble at Spreyton on Friday.
Co-trainer Dean Wells predicted Gee Gee True Story would be up to winning a Saturday race in Melbourne in six months time.
McCOULL AT BEST
Brendon McCoull might be in the twilight of his great career but is still at the top of his game.
After producing a copybook ride to win on Thineisthekingdom on Friday, he followed up with two gems on Sheorta and Gee Gee True Story.
Four-year-old mare Sheorta was caught wide early but McCoull slotted in mid-race, went to the rail approaching the home turn then found a gap in the straight.
"It was a typical McCoull ride," said trainer Bill Ryan. "He had a bit of trouble getting clear but, once he did, it was all over."
Ryan said he bought Sheorta at the yearling sale thinking she'd make a two-year-old - understandable given that she's by VRC Newmarket winner Wanted out of Gold Sovereign winner Ehor.
"But she's a really big unit and has needed a fair bit of time," the trainer said.
Troy Baker also landed a double with a clever on-pace ride on Gee Gees Lovebeer and a soft win on likely cups contender Jeremiah.