Rick Hore-Lacy has trained the quinella in today’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield racecourse with the problem plagued Toorak Toff winning from Pinnacles in second and Master Of Design stuck on for third.
Local trainer Rick Hore-Lacy triumphed when Toorak Toff defeated his stablemate Pinnacles in Saturday’s Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.
It was Toorak Toff’s second win at the elite level after his success in last year’s Golden Rose at Rosehill.
It was also jockey Craig Williams’ second successive win in the $350,000 1400m feature after he won on Response last year, and his third overall after scoring on Barely A Moment in 2005.
Williams rode an aggressive race on Toorak Toff, positioning him just off the pace and sprinting him clear at the top of the straight.
Pinnacles chased hard but was no match for his stablemate who took his prize money past $1.2 million with his sixth win in 14 starts.
“He’s always been a good horse,” Hore-Lacy said.
“I’ve just had a lot of problems with him.
“This time in everything’s gone smoothly.”
Williams was full of praise for both horse and trainer.
“He’s (Toorak Toff) been plagued with injuries and setbacks,” he said.
“Rick’s done a great job with him.”