DeFilippis involved in three victories

Colin deFilippi.
Colin deFilippi.
Canterbury trainers Colin and Julie deFilippi dominated yesterday’s 10-race card at Oamaru in more ways than one.

The Broadfield husband and wife prepared two winners in Midnight Assassin and Blue Chip Delight, who scored with Colin in the sulky.

The deFilippis also notched a third win and helped Ashburton trainer Ben Waldron round out a winning double with Fletch.

Colin and Julie own Fletch, who scored an upset win in race 10 at $25 win odds with Matthew Williamson in the sulky.

Williamson and Waldron combined to claim the final two races at Oamaru yesterday, after Georgie Zukov won race 9.

The deFilippis sent Fletch to Waldron’s stable so he could make use of the trainer’s water walker.

The Bettor’s Delight 8yr-old had 20 months away from racing before resuming for Waldron in January.

The deFilippis were not the only trainers to enjoy success with a horse prepared by another stable. Colin races Midnight Assassin with Burnham trainer Bruce Negus.

Negus bred the trotter, who scored her second career win in rating 40-49 company over 2000m in race 6.

DeFilippi found the one-one with Midnight Assassin after making a mid-race move at the 1100m.

The 4yr-old was held up before the home turn until the parked horse, Look Both Ways, galloped and veered to the outside presenting a perfect run through.

Blue Chip Delight was also held up on the home turn, before deFilippi found clear air for him to unwind to win race 3.

Oreti Beach mare Moniburns completed a hat-trick of wins on the Oamaru grass track when wining yesterday’s feature trot, race 8.

The 8yr-old handled backing up from winning on the first day of the two-day Waikouaiti meeting on Sunday well when scoring by a nose over Rocknpop for trainers Kirstin Barclay and Paul Ellis and driver Blair Orange.

The victory gave Orange a winning double after he drove Von Richthofen to win race 7 for Wyndham trainer Ricky Gutsell.

The 7yr-old scored at the highly unusual odds of $38.50 to win and $2.10 for a place. Von Richthofen was the 10th win favourite for race 7 and the second place favourite.


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