Metro Premiership Going Down To The Wire

THIS year’s NSW Metropolitan Trainers Premiership looks set to go right down to the wire with just two points separating Mark Gatt and John Finn with eight meetings to go.

Adam Dobbin

3 December 2018

THIS year’s NSW Metropolitan Trainers Premiership looks set to go right down to the wire with just two points separating Mark Gatt and John Finn with eight meetings to go.

Claiming victory at headquarters on Saturday night with It’s A Wish, a mind-blowing 29.48 winner over the 520 metres, Gatt saw his lead on the premiership dwindle following Finn’s double later on in the card, landing both heats of the Summer Cup with Poco Dorado and Blue Moon Rising.

Well clear of third place, with Ray Smith back on 382 points enjoying another successful year, Gatt currently holds top spot on 542 points with 35 wins and 60 placings for the year, ever so slightly ahead of Finn, with his 40 wins and 42 placings for 2018 registering 540 points.

Coming agonisingly close to claiming his first Wentworth Park Trainers Premiership with runner-up efforts in 2013, 2014 and 2016, Thirlmere-based Gatt, 39, broke-through in 2017 for his maiden City Trainers Premiership, edging out Dean Swain in a ding-dong battle throughout December.

And to claim back-to-back Premierships it seems Gatt will be in for more of the same this December, with Finn’s powerful arsenal headed by Summer Cup favourite Poco Dorado, who looks to have a vice-like grip on Saturday night’s final, following her outstanding 41.75 heat success at the weekend.

Click here to see the 2018 Metropolitan Trainers Premiership.

 

 

 

 

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