Through the Waves wins
THROUGH the Waves achieved a breakthrough win for his Gympie owners and trainer Steven Thomas when he careered away to score a big win in Saturday’s Zinc 96.1 Open at the Gympie Racecourse.
The five-year-old Dolphin Street gelding had finished second at his three previous starts at Gympie, Bundaberg and Wondai and was overdue the change of fortune experienced on Saturday.
Through the Waves ($5) got up inside leader Frenardi ($2.10 fav, I Coombes) near the 400m to hit the front. He cleared out in the straight to win from top-weight Kinsmate ($3.50, A Merritt), who came from last at the 400m to be second, a short head in front of Frenardi, who found the distance just a shade too far.
Caloundra apprentice Ty Huxham completed a winning double with trainer Steven Thomas on Through the Waves after the duo had teamed up to win the previous race with All Diehard.
Trainer Steven Thomas said the massive 17½-hand, 600kg Through the Waves had overcome some hoof problems recently and thrived on a light work load, which delivered his first win since his purchase late last year. The gelding is raced by Keith and Mrs Stewart in partnership with Steven Thomas and Karissa Scowcroft.
Gympie will stage one of its biggest race meetings for the year in three weeks’ time, with the $15,000 Muster Cup on August 21.