David Moran posted his first training double last Friday and he did it in style, driving The Baggy Green and Our Santa Catalina to victory at Melton.GUS UNDERWOOD September 5, 2014 3:15am
A phone call out of the blue about six weeks ago has led to Shepparton horseman David Moran savouring his biggest night in trotting.
The phone call came from Wagga businessman Scott Robertson, who is also a partner in Global Stallions, wanting Moran to take two pacers he owned to train.
One was the The Baggy Green and the other was Our Santa Catalina.
Last Friday night Moran drove them both to victory at Melton to register his first double as a trainer.
Our Santa Catalina upset the hot favourite and Breeders Crown winner from the previous week, Just Cala.
‘‘When Just Cala drew outside us I was pretty confident she (Our Santa Catalina) could win. In fact I really fancied her chances more than The Baggy Green who didn’t have a good draw,’’ Moran said.
Moran certainly drove Our Santa Catalina confidently switching from the one-one sit at the bell to be parked outside the pacemaker for the last lap and then outlasting Just Cala in the run to the finishing line.
The Baggy Green was able to position up behind the pacemaker Earth Angel during the run and then sprint laned to victory.
Moran described his double as a great night and one he won’t forget for a long time.
He also directed a lot of the credit for his training double to his horsewoman partner, Laura Crossland.
‘‘Laura has done a lot of the work with these horses as well, so it’s been a team thing,’’ Moran said.
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