Laurie has a week to remember


Four on the trot: Matt Laurie brings up his fourth consecutive win for the week as Malicorne wins at The Valley on Friday 18 December. Picture: Supplied


MORNINGTON-based trainer Matt Laurie had a week to remember after saddling up four winners and a second placing from five runners last week.

Laurie kicked off the week with a winner at Mornington on Tuesday 15 December as American Saint broke through to win her maiden at start number five. He then followed up the success with a winning double at Yarra Valley on Friday as Yulong Island and Jenni Express also removed their maiden tags in comfortable fashion.

Heading to The Valley on Friday night, the resuming Malicorne brought up the stables fourth straight winner with a dominant victory first-up in the three-year-old fillies contest.

Laurie finished off the night with the odds-on favourite Sayumi running a gallant race to finish a narrow second in the three-year-old benchmark 64.

The inform trainer said he was absolutely thrilled with the week’s results.

“It was a very satisfying week for everyone at the stables and great to get the results for all connections involved,” Matt Laurie said. “They were in the right races and the horses went in in good shape so it’s great that everything all aligned on their days.”

Laurie is currently going at a 22 per cent winning strike rate from his last 50 runners.

First published in the Mornington News – 22 December 2020


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