Bathurst-based Nathan Turnbull drives three winners at Parkes meeting

TREBLE: Nathan Turnbull drove three winners at Parkes on Sunday. Photo: WESTERN ADVOCATE
TREBLE: Nathan Turnbull drove three winners at Parkes on Sunday. Photo: WESTERN ADVOCATE

THE daughter of a former superstar was amongst those who formed part of Nathan Turnbull’s winning treble at Sunday’s Parkes Harness Racing Club meeting.

The Lagoon driver guided Navua Girl ($3.40) to success for his father-trainer Steve Turnbull before steering both Relapse ($2.40 favourite) and Multi Score ($6.60) to victory for his brother Josh Turnbull.

Relapse is a daughter of Lombo Pocket Watch, the famous grey colt who won 19 races in a row early in his career before going on to amass more than $1.5 million in prize money.

The now three-year-old filly joined Josh Turnbull’s team earlier this season, with Saturday’s race the fifth for the trainer.

TOO GOOD: Relapse won in style at Parkes.

In what was to be her first career win, she began well in her 2,040 metres contest from barrier two and after a short battle for the lead with Mammals Destiny, crossed to take front spot.

In the final sprint home she held off a late surge from Mammals Destiny ($20.60) to win by a half neck in a 2:05.8 mile rate. Third, a further 5m back, was Flash In Sam ($11.30).

Dubbo trainer Brett Pay was also in action at Parkes on Sunday, finishing in the placings with his one starter at the nine-race meeting.

Pay had Sunscreen go around in the Vale Brian Cunningham Pace (2040m) and the eight-year-old gelding finished second, a head behind the Peter Bullock-trained Skirmish.

Sunscreen was a $19.40 chance while Skirmish paid $10.20.

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