When the galloper you train beats home horses trained by D K Weir and Chris Waller you’ve had a pretty good day.
That was situation Tatura trainer Linc Sullivan found himself in at a recent Kilmore race meeting when the galloper he trains Geneva Diva, ridden by Luke Nolan, scored a dominant win, beating home the Weir trained Kaiken and the Waller prepared La Chica Rosa.
A three-year-old filly Geneva Diva was bred and is owned by Nagambie’s Rosie Netherall and was having only her second race start.
On debut at Yarra Glen she was 100/1 shot and was narrowly beaten into second place but on the strength of that run was only a $4 chance at Kilmore.
‘‘She’s got tremendous early speed and she led all the way at Kilmore,’’ Sullivan said.
Sullivan has always held an opinion of the filly since breaking her in.
‘‘She’s had three preps and has improved in each of them. She’s gone to the paddock now for three weeks and when she comes back in we’ll look at some three year old races with her,’’added Sullivan.
Tatura based Sullivan mixes educating and training horses with football coaching.
He’s preparing for his sixth season as coach of Kyabram District League powerhouse Nagambie and does pretty well in this field as well.
Under his reign Nagambie has snared three flags and he is tipping the Lakers will be up among the premiership chances again this year.