Triumph wins again at The Meadows as 700m test looms

Triumph dashes away to secure another win for trainer Jason Thompson at The Meadows.

Triumph produced a come-from-behind victory to win a third successive race, mowing down the leader at The Meadows on Saturday night.

The Jason Thompson-trained chaser lined up in the fifth-grade contest over 600m as race favourite, paying $2.10 with greyhound bookmakers.

Whitley Bale ($5.60) jumped well from the five box before crossing onto the rail to take the lead around the first bend.

Triumph moved into second before running the leader down as they swung the final bend into the straight, beating home Whitley Bale and First Picked ($11.20) by three-and-a-quarter lengths in a time of 34.38.

Triumph – The Meadows, August 26

The win was Triumph’s first over the track and trip on his 11th attempt, having six placings over the journey.

Last time out on August 21 over the 650m at Shepparton, he beat home Gattlin Glass and Kippy Bale by two-and-three-quarter lengths as a $1.10 race favourite.

He kicked off his career over the Shepparton 450m on June 2 last year, running third in a maiden heat before saluting in the final the following week by three lengths.

The Zambora Brockie x Segovia dog has 14 wins and 16 placings from 55 starts and has banked $79,335 in prize money for connections.

Triumph has raced over a range of distances from 450-650m, and handler Luke Thompson said he was more suited to the further trip.

“Yeah he’s in the zone at the moment and going really well,” he said.

“He’ll be stepped up over 700m in the near future.”

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