Cook trains a treble
By TONY MCMAHON firstname.lastname@example.org
VERSATILE Rockhampton horseman Tim Cook landed a career best at Callaghan Park races yesterday, training three winners from as many starters.
In the process he provided Gold Coast jockey Lacey Morrison with two of her three winners ? Speedex ($8.00) and Victory Siren ($5.00).
Earlier, Morrison had won on Patrick Paterson and Frederick Smith's impressive speedster Material Miss ($4.60) which broke a run of outs for Smith the trainer.
"Been a long time between drinks,'' said Smith, who is known to enjoy a celebration.
Cook, who also successfully dabbles in harness racing, linked with John Stephens to score his third winner through track specialist Town Player ($5.50) in the Class 6 (1200m).
Town Player has raced on eight occasions at Rockhampton for five wins and a second.
The day also got better for Patrick Paterson as he shared in the ownership of Four Jacks ($4.20) which answered leading jockey Gavin McKeon's call to win the Class 2 (1400m).
It was a much happier ending to the day's racing for the connections of Four Jacks as opposed to last Thursday when they protested unsuccessfully in the last race against Fire Ant.
Earlier, during yesterday's card, Fire Ant (Lachlan Fyfe, $3.20) franked the form for Four Jacks with an effortless win in the Class 4 (1300m) for trainer Kerrod Smyth.