Ballarat trained Trust In A Gust brought up his second Group 1 win in as many starts after taking out the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday.
Trust In A Gust claimed the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at his previous outing and showed the same tenacity in the Toorak to also bring up Victorian Group 1 win number two for leading trainer Darren Weir.
Once again the son of Keep The Faith jumped out and sat on the pace before hitting the front a fair way from home, but he showed great fight in the run to the line to defeat the fast-finishing Speediness by three-quarters of a length, with Desert Jeuney a half-neck away in third place.
Weir has always had plenty of faith in the talented galloper and jockey Brad Rawiller was also confident in the abilities of Trust In A Gust.
“I never had any doubts with this horse because he just tries so hard,” Rawiller said.
“I was extremely confident before the Rupert Clarke and it was the same today. He is just a super horse.”
Trust In A Gust has now broken the million dollar mark for his elated owners, earning $1,109,650 in prizemoney with 10 wins and 5 placings from his 17 career starts to date.
His next start is likely to be the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday 25th October, before a another possible Group 1 tilt in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) on Saturday 8th November 2014 at Flemington.