Tradesman wins LR Belmont Guineas

Progressive Trade Fair galloper Tradesman has won the Listed WAROA Belmont Guineas with a brilliantly assessed ride by Troy Turner to win profoundly.

After being caught three wide no cover last start, Tradesman still fought on very well but the difficult run took its toll. Departing from barrier six, Turner was able to position the gelding for trainers Robert & Todd Harvey right in behind the speed, and with a ground saving passage into the straight.

The brother to Trading Day, who was narrowly defeated early today, Tradesman had been developing with every run, appearing to be blessed with similar genes. Winning for the third time this campaign, Tradesman looks destined to have a very bright future, claiming a listed mile race and just his fifth career start.

Charge Ahead put in his career best performance to cut through the tricky conditions, finishing second at big odds, just ahead of the well supported Coming Back.

The well supported Liberty’s Gem weakened on-speed, ostensibly struggling over today’s increased distance, whilst Parnham duo Top Show and Dancing Express failed dramatically, despite being fancied in the market.

Tradesman won in 1.41.18 and by 1.25 lengths.

Ian Lenton / Perth Racing