Harness racing driver Amanda Turnbull drove a stack of winners while based in New South Wales but her first Group 1 success has come in her new home state.
Turnbull, 24, who is now based at Shepparton, steered Pressplay to victory in the four-year-old mares’ Empire Stallions Super Series final tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton, upstaging more fancied runners Im Smouldering and Courageousnquick.
“It’s a fantastic feeling,” a beaming Turnbull said after the race.
“It couldn’t have worked out better for me out there.”
Pressplay, trained by Rebecca Cartwright, scored by 4.3m in a mile rate of 1:58.0, Im Smouldering (Gavin Lang) battling on well for second, while Courageousnquick ran third after leading for Kyle Marshall.
Pressplay is by Modern Art and is trained in Doreen.
by Cody Winnell
Harness Racing Victoria