Lindsay Park's David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig (Image: Racing Photos)
Trebles to Damien Oliver and Lindsay Park Racing during Saturday's Andrew Ramsden Race Day at Flemington enhanced their respective claims for yet another Melbourne premiership.
Oliver’s three winners came aboard Librate ($5.50), Iconoclasm ($5.50) and Sikorsky ($2.90 favourite), the latter for the training combination of David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
The training trio also successfully prepared Divine Caprice ($16) and Super Titus ($16) during the nine-race Flemington card. All three Lindsay Park winners have spent time at their rural Euroa property through the autumn period, supporting their long established Flemington base.
“He’s been racing well this prep, just getting too far back and flashing home," Ben Hayes said of Super Titus after his victory in the $108,000 Lexus Trophy (2000m).
"The big thing with him was getting him to settle and since we’ve put the hood on he’s really relaxed. So it was really good to see him jump well, get closer, present and finish off."
Super Titus and Sikorsky are likely to race at Caulfield in two weeks for their next start, Super Titus in another $108,000 open handicap (2000m) while Sikorsky contests a benchmark 84 handicap (1400m).
Divine Caprice could return to Flemington for a $100,000 two-year-old fillies handicap over 1100 metres on June 6.
This week has been kind to Lindsay Park Racing, preparing five individual Victorian two-year-old winners over the past seven days. The combination are now eight wins clear at the top from Ciaron Maher and David Eustace after trebles at the past two Melbourne metropolitan meetings.
David Hayes is seeking his eighth premiership while training partners Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig are yet to win the Melbourne premiership.
As for the jockeys title, Craig Williams has won the past four Melbourne premierships since Oliver won his 10th premiership in Melbourne at the end of the 2014/15 season. Williams remains six wins clear at the top of the title with two and a half months remaining.