Nov 04, 2015
Courtesy of Tasracing.com.au - 04/11/15 - PREMIER trainer Scott Brunton is predicting a bright future for three-year-old Nunivak after the gelding scored an emphatic win on debut in a maiden over 1100m at UBET Park Hobart today.
Nunivak (Arte Schiller-Tarho) led but was joined by the well-backed Bushranger Boy 700m out but when rider David Pires called on Nunivak to extend in the home straight he quickly put the end result beyond doubt.
Nunivak went on to defeat Bushranger Boy by almost five lengths with Gee Gees Cool Gal a close-up third ahead of first starter Genuine Art (Excellent Art-Genuine Blonde) that is a half-sister to last season's Launceston Cup winner Genuine Lad.
Betting was solid on the opening race but when the weight of money arrived for Nunivak he shortened to start the favourite at $2.10 while the Gary White-trained Nadaam, that opened at $1.80, drifted out to start at $3.20.
Brunton was thrilled with the win and explained how the gelding arrived in his stable.