Topsie Grinner's form is finally rewarded

Topsie Grinner, inside (red rug),with Jordan Seary in the gig, converted form into a win on Friday at Wagga's Riverina Paceway. Photo: file
Topsie Grinner, inside (red rug),with Jordan Seary in the gig, converted form into a win on Friday at Wagga's Riverina Paceway. Photo: file

After narrowly missing a spot in last month's group one Riverina Region Championships Final, Young pacer Topsie Grinner has converted form into a victory.

The Josh and Chloe Powderly-trained nine-year-old gelding claimed victory in the Rocky Creed Pace (2270m) on Friday night at Wagga.

It was Topsie Grinner's 12th career win and second this season from 27 starts.

Trainer Chloe Powderly was pleased to get the win after two second place finishes in heats of the group one series last month, and further second in a consolation to the Final.

"He's a very consistent horse. He doesn't win often but he's always thereabouts," Chloe said.

"I think he won $7000 in that three weeks [of the regional championships] so he's won $9000 in four weeks.

Jordan Seary was in the gig again for his 16th outing with Topsie Grinner.

This time they got the job one, following 14 minor placings together.

"I said to Jordan [Seary] he's had 16 drives on him now and he's only been out of a check twice so they just get on, it's awesome," Chloe said.

"It was a very good drive. It was the right position and the right time. It suited him so he could get home and sprint over them."

Stablemate Postal Run ran third in the TAB Odds and Evens Pace (1740m).

"He's knocking on the door for a win. We've only had him for three starts. He's only a three-year-old, he's only a baby, he's only had a handful of starts. He wasn't quite good enough for Sydney."

Josh and Chloe Powderly have 10 horses in work.

Racing this week is at Wagga's Riverina Paceway on Tuesday and Friday.