Strong Trentham run from Trav

Strong Trentham run from Trav9 Mar 2024

Trav added to his staying record when he produced a dominant performance to score at Trentham.

Not for the first time, the Raymond Connors co-bred, part-owned and trained four-year-old was slow to leave the barrier and settled four back on the fence under apprentice Ace Lawson-Carroll.

They cut the corner into the straight and the gelding wound up strongly over the closing 300 metres to win going away by 2.3l.

Trav has now been successful in each of his three racing seasons and has won two of his three starts beyond 1600 metres for an overall record of four victories from 14 appearances.

He is out of the Savabeel mare Royal Sav, a half-sister to the dual G3 Stewards’ Handicap winner Royal Oz with the G1 Auckland Cup winner Roger That on the pedigree page.

It is also a family that Connors has previously enjoyed outstanding success with, including his G2 Wellington Cup and two-time New Zealand Cup winner Blood Brotha and the G3 Manawatu Classic winner and G1 New Zealand Derby placegetter King Johny.