Tamworth 'double' continues trainer's great trot

SALLY Torrens is still pinching herself.

The Hunter and North West Racing Association’s  rising training star cheered home Subtract for a narrow win in Friday’s Freight Specialists Benchmark 55 Handicap (1400m) from Border Flight and Cash To Splash at Tamworth.

Sophie Young and the Sally Torrens-trained Subtract win at Tamworth on Friday.  Photo: Barry Smith  110714BSC13

Sophie Young and the Sally Torrens-trained Subtract win at Tamworth on Friday. Photo: Barry Smith 110714BSC13

It was the mare’s fourth win since joining Torrens’ blossoming stable and starting her thoroughbred training career with a first-up win.

It followed a win with Tirinesh at the Tamworth Harness Racing Club’s meeting on Thursday.

Sally’s father, Graeme Torrens, a well respected and stalwart Gunnedah pacing trainer for many years, was delighted with both wins.

Tirinesh, he said, came from “three on the fence” to win.

“Nice win that,” he said.

“We took her to Bathurst last year and she went all right. She’s on the improve.”

So too is Sally and her new string of thoroughbreds.

“She does all the work,” he said of his daughter.

“She rides them off a pony and then we take them to Gunnedah (Riverside) twice a week for a gallop. 

“Joe Craig rides them for us.

“He does a great job.

“But I just can’t believe the run we’re having.”

Estada, who had won at Gunnedah at her previous start, finished strongly behind New Player, for third.

Then Subtract won for the fourth time in some nine starts for Sally since she bought the four-year-old mare from Victoria.

“When she won her first race we thought that was good enough,” Graeme Torrens said.

“Estada went well today –  missed the kick and was storming home. 

“Kody (Nestor) thought she should have won. 

“Romanticize won here last time too. 

“She, Estada and Subtract all came from Shelly Hancox (racehorse syndicator)  too.”

 That’s the first time Subtract has been up there (lead) too. 

“It’s good to see she can take a position and finish off,” Torrens said.

Romanticise finished out of a place behind Luke Griffith’s Shamalade.

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