Sincitygambler gets maiden at Wagga for Glenn Wilmot

Glenn Wilmot has posted a maiden winner with Sincitygambler winning the opening race at Wagga last Friday. Photo: file
Glenn Wilmot has posted a maiden winner with Sincitygambler winning the opening race at Wagga last Friday. Photo: file

Young trainer-driver Glenn Wilmot has enjoyed a thrill with promising gelding Sincitygambler.

Sincitygambler, a four-year-old son of Art Major (USA), broke through for his maiden victory in the TAB Live Division Maiden (1740m) at Wagga on Friday.

Wilmot produced a smart drive to kick clear down the home straight after sitting Sincitygambler along the pegs tucked in behind Cyclone Kelly who set the pace early.

They produced an impressive winner's mile rate of 1:57.3s and won by a three-and-a-half metre margin from second best Footlock for trainer-driver Steven Harris.

It was only Sincitygambler's fifth career start and he was fresh following about 10 weeks without a competitive appearance.

He has had two short campaigns already in his racing career beginning in June last year before spelling until early this year.

The wins continued for Young trainers in the second race of the meeting when Philardering Chef made it two-from-two for trainer-driver Todd Day.

Philandering Chef improved hugely on his last start maiden victory to post a slick winner's mile rate of 1:56.9s in the Kelly Partners 3YO Pace (1740m).

The son of Heston Blue Chip has showed promise throughout the early stages of his career recording eight placings before back-to-back wins. It was only his 12th career start last week. He won by more than four metres from Bruce Harplay's Lettuceroll.

Racing is at Wagga again on Friday night for the group one Riverina Regional Championships.