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Trots: Stanley trains first treble

BURRUMBEET horseman Michael Stanley has trained his first treble.
Nanjing Night Net

And he had achieve on his home track.

Stanley trained and drove three winners at Ballarat’s Bray Raceway on Saturday night

Smart four-year-old Young Modern ($1.30 favourite) led the charge.

The son of Modern Art outclassed his rivals in the Tanya Daniels C6/better Pace, 2200m.

While he did it comfortably, Young Modern had work early to find the front.

Once in charge thoughhe was never going to do anything else but win in 1:58.1

This gives Young Modern, which was dropping back from group 1 company, 11 wins in 38 starts for $124,000 in earnings.

Young Modern was the middle leg of the treble.

Morior Invictus ($1.30 favourite) saluted in a Westinghouse 3yo Pace, 2200m, and Soho Berlin ($3.80) took out the Nextra Wendouree C0 Pace, 1710m.

NEW Zealand youngster Andrew Fitzgerald has a perfect record on Australian soil after winning with his first drive on this side of the Tasman Sea in Ballarat on Saturday night.

The 19-year-old gave a celebratory wave with his whip as he crossed the line on Yankee Sister ($19.80) in the Wendouree Wholesalers 3yo Trot, 2200m.

From Christchurch, Fitzgerald moved to Australia about four weeks ago to join the Avenel stable of prominent trainer David Aiken.

Fitzgerald said the original plan was to stay until the Australasian Breeders Crown in August, but was not ruling out staying longer.

Fitzgerald has been driving since the start of the year has had one win in 20 drives in NZ.

Aiken went on to train a double, with classy mare Cold Sister ($1.50 favourite) wining her first Monte trot, 1710m.

PHILADELPHIA Man ($2.10 favourite) stamped his authority on the Queensland Winter Carnival on Saturday night.

The Ballarat six-year-old ran away with the group 1 $125,000 Blacks A Fake, 2680m, at Albion Park.

Philadelphia Man worked his way from being three wide to find the lead and then rated 1:56.8 after running home in 27.6 and 27.7 seconds.

With Gavin Lang in the sulky for trainer Emma Stewart, Philadelphia Man made it two career group 1 successes.

He now has 20 wins in 39 starts for more than $350,000 in earnings in what has been an injury interrupted.

Philadelphia Man’s performance made some amends for the disappointment of Heavens Trend ($1.10 favourite) in the group 1 $100,000 Qbred Trial final for 2yo fillies.

Heavens Trend looked the winner on turning for home, but galloped and after disrupting the field ran fourth.

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