The S combo eyes four straight at Dubbo

SALLY Torrens, Sophie Young and Subtract surge for a triple S treat in today’s Quest Dubbo Benchmark 64 Handicap (1420m) at Dubbo Racecourse.

Sally Torrens and Sophie Young chat before their first win with Subtract on January 31.  Photo: Barry Smith  310114BSA04

Sally Torrens and Sophie Young chat before their first win with Subtract on January 31. Photo: Barry Smith 310114BSA04

The three S’s – Sally, Sophie and Subtract – have combined for four race wins since January 31 when Torrens had her first day as a registered trainer.

She started Subtract at Tamworth forYoung to complete a fairytale start for Torrens, a run that has not dissipated like the rain.

In contrast, Torrens has led in eight winners from some 27 runs since January, five with Subtract, and wins with Estada, Romanticise and now last-start winner Yarrandi.

It’s an impressive strike rate.

Subtract has also won his last three in succession, claiming a Class 2 at Dubbo on June 20, a benchmark 55 at Tamworth on July 11 and a last-start win in a benchmark 60 at Inverell on August 16.

That Torrens is ecstatic with her foray from pacers to thoroughbreds is an understatement.

She reckons it is a dream.

“I don’t know why they are all going as well as they are.

“We’re not doing anything out of the ordinary.

“We’ve just been lucky I think.

“We’ve been lucky to find the right horses and then placing them in the right race and getting the right runs.

“I put a lot of the importance on our two work riders. 

“Joe Craig and Derrick Garnham ride them when I take them to the track and we also do a lot of slow miles, trot and canter off the little pony here as well.

“And my two jockeys, Sophie (Young) and Kody (Nestor) both deserve a big wrap.

“They’ve been great every time – I  couldn’t have won without them.”

Torrens has been waiting for the dream run to end but will ride it for as long as she can.

“Subbie’s going for a fourth win in a row,” she said.

“It would be nice to win but I don’t expect it.

“Hopefully he’ll run well but both he (12) and Yarrandi (18) have terrible draws.”

Young rides both gallopers who have both been quoted 8-1 chances in overnight markets.

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