Patinackâ€™s trainer John Thompson has started his training career with an emphatic win by the impressive Honest Truth in the Executive Inn Maiden Plate (900m) at Newcastle on Wednesday.
After eight years service to master trainer Bart Cummings, Thompson, 35, joined Patinack last month and was recently appointed head trainer when Jason Coyle left the operationâ€™s Warwick Farm base.
An awesome 11.5-length winner recently at the trials, Honest Truth took that form to the races leading all the way to win by a widening margin in a one-act romp where jockey Peter Robl sat up 50 metres from home.
Honest Truth was purchased for $240,000 at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and is by Hussonet, the sire of Weekend Hussler.
The placings and margins: Honest Truth (Peter Robl) 55.5kg ($1.50) defeated Jaya (Hugh Bowman) 58kg ($6.50) by 5-3/4 lengths with a long neck back to Quick Acting (Luke Cumberland a2) 56kg ($51) in third place.
Winnerâ€™s breeding â€“ Honest Truth is a three-year-old gelding by Hussonet (USA) out of Straight Lake (USA) (Salt Lake (USA)).
The time and sectionals â€“ The field covered the 900 metres in 51.33seconds no last 600 metre time was recorded.