CF Orr Target for Australia Stakes Runner Trust In A Gust

January 22, 2016

CF Orr Target for Australia Stakes Runner Trust In A Gust

There may be concerns about the first-up run of Trust In A Gust in Saturday’s Australia Stakes but if all goes well the 2016 CF Orr Stakes is next on the cards for the Darren Weir-trained Group 1 winner.

Trust In A Gust

Dual Group 1 winner Trust In A Gust returns to racing in the 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The five-year-old Keep The Faith stallion enjoyed an elite level double in the spring of 2014 taking out the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.

His career since has been plagued by injuries and setbacks restricting the galloper to just two runs, the latest of which was a seventh to Shiraz in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington last October.

He is accepted to return to racing on Saturday at Moonee Valley in the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m), the 13-starter field attracting a total of four previous Group 1 winners.

Trust In A Gust has a gun Moonee Valley record of two wins and a second from three runs at the track and is also a flyer first-up with a resuming record of two wins and two seconds from five attempts.

Despite all that Swettenham Stud’s principal and part-owner Adam Sangster has concerns about how Trust In A Gust will go after so long off the scene.

“I just (think it will) be a little bit watch and see how he goes, because he’s come back from a long spell off,” he told Racing Victoria.

“He had a significant injury on the way up to Brisbane when he tried to hop out of a crate on the way, on the tarmac at Tullamarine, so he did injure himself there and he has been off for a while.

“He’s come back, Darren Weir and the team up in Warrnambool are very happy with him.”

Trust In A Gust suffered an early blow drawing the outside barrier 13 on Saturday with the horse’s Toorak Handicap winning hoop Brad Rawiller continuing his association.

Current Australia Stakes betting markets at are led by Gary Portelli‘s firming favourite Rebel Dane ($3.30) who has been set for this for a while and should get a sweet run from his midfield barrier six draw with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle.

Trust In A Gust can be found further down the Australia Stakes odds at $9.

All going well with the horse future Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival plans involve targeting the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes Futurity Stakes double, the features both run over 1400m at Caulfield Racecourse on February 13 and 27 respectively.

“We’re looking at the Orr, the Futurity and who knows we can go up to Brisbane (for the Winter Carnival) again, but we’ll probably float him up this time,” Sangster added.

To date Trust In A Gust has won 10 of his 19 starts for $1.14 million in prize money and will retire at Swettenham Stud post-racing.

“He will be a great addition to the Swettenham roster, and I’ve got to say raced down here, he was the VOBIS Gold sweetheart during his early career,” Sangster said.

“(His) bloodline, Sunday Silence cross with Storm Cat mares, is just what the world is really excited (about).”

Check out the full Australia Stakes 2016 betting markets and promos open online now at and enjoy up to $500 in bonuses as a new depositing player when you quote the code BETBONUS!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field