Jerilderie Letter capped off a big three days for Ciaron Maher when the six-year-old won the $45,000 Koroit Cup at Warrnambool on Sunday.
Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, trained two winners at Caulfield on Saturday on the back of a winner at Canterbury on Friday night before winning two races at Warrnambool.
Karadashing was the other Maher-Eustace winner on Sunday.
Jerilderie Letter, aided by a brilliant front running ride from Linda Meech, defeated Kednelly by half-a-length with Snoano back in third place in the feature race on the eight-event program.
“It’s great to win the Koroit Cup,” he said.
“I played in three junior football premiership sides for Koroit. I never had much ability as a footballer.
“It’s best I turned my hand to training horses instead of playing football. We’ve only had Jerilderie Letter for a fortnight.
“I’ve got to give the credit to Adam Trinder who trained him in Tasmania. The horse came to us in super order.
“Adam just sent him over for a change in environment. We may give Jerilderie Letter another run and then he could go back down to Adam for some nice races over the next few months.”
Maher took time out to acknowledge Meech’s riding talent.
“Linda does a wonderful job for our stable,” he said.
“She’s riding in great form. She’s a very hard worker and deserves her success.
“She’s a key part to the success of the our stable.
“Linda went for a holiday overseas for a fortnight and has only came back and is riding in career-best form.”
Kardashing was ridden by stable apprentice Teo Nugent.
The Maher-Eustace stable won with Black Sail and Enigman at Caulfield while All Too Royal was successful at Canterbury.
“The stable is having a great run,” the four-time Grand Annual Steeplechase-winning trainer Maher said.
“I was very confident Enigman and Black Sail would run well.
Enigman kept up his excellent first-up winning record. He’s now won first-up on three occasions.”