Four-year-old Danieljohn emerged as a major cups prospect when he landed a betting plunge by leading all the way to win last night's $50,000 Tabtouch San Simeon Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park.
The gelding, backed from $4.40 to $2 favouritism, capped a quartet of wins for Capel trainer Andrew De Campo, who also scored last night with Lombo Navigator, Clancy Maguire and Adda Paternal Suit.
De Campo launched his victory streak when Dasher VC won him last week's Fremantle Cup.
"Andrew's horses are rock hard in condition," Danieljohn's reinsman Matthew White said.
Class pacer Lombo Navigator stayed on target for a start in the $750,000 Sydney Inter Dominion Championship when he won last night's Tabtouch Western Bonanza Pace (2130m).
The gelding will contest an Inters qualifying heat at Gloucester Park on February 16 and connections are keen to start him in the championship over 3000m at Menangle on March 3.
Lombo Navigator, who ran third in the Perth Inters final last March, started at $1.60 last night.
"He pulled up well after a Fremantle Cup third to stablemate Dasher VC a week ago," White said.
"Lombo Navigator was always travelling like a winner tonight, though he didn't have an easy run."
White took Lombo Navigator three-wide from sixth position at the 1000m post and he raced outside leader Remember El.
Lombo Navigator edged clear in the home straight and scored by 1.5m from Mysta Magical Mach.
De Campo and White also teamed with Clancy Maguire, the front- running winner of last night's $25,000 MMJ Real Estate Final (2130m).
Clancy Maguire ($1.40) recorded his third win in four starts when he fought off a late challenge from Aussie Made Lombo and scored by 1m.
"He's best when in front," White said. "I had to ensure we held an early lead."
ĚCo-trainers Greg and Skye Bond achieved a triumph when Gate Bender won the Tabtouch.mobi Pace (2130m) at only his second start after a 14-month injury-enforced break from racing.
The seven-old gelding, who ran a first-up sixth at Pinjarra on January 14, was a heavily-backed $1.60 favourite last night and he led all the way to score by 6m."Gate Bender could win a lot more races," reinsman Colin Brown said. "It all depends on how well his legs stand up."
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