Purvis bags first ever treble

By Dave Di Somma, Harness News Desk 

After landing his first ever hat-trick of wins in one day, North Canterbury trainer Matt Purvis succinctly summed up his Sunday at Oamaru.

“To have three winners and two fourths from five starters you couldn’t be disappointed.”

Confident he was going to have a good day it started perfectly and a little surprisingly with Rockngoodtime winning the first after the two favourites Mossdale Mac and Simply Shaz botched the start.

Driven by John Dunn it was the first win for the son of Changeover in 17 starts.

After favourite Hayden Bromac won race three, Purvis completed his training treble when My Moment’s Now cleared out by six lengths in race six to record her second win in seven starts.

“She has a stack of ability and that was a real statement on Sunday.”

It was the first time he’d had three winners in one day, saying in terms of career highlights it was “right up there”.

Adding to the day there were fourths to Arnie’s Army in the last and Jenabella in race five – “she just got too far back”.

Jenabella and Fun In The Dark will front up at Motukarara this weekend with two of Sunday’s winners Hayden Bromac and Rockngoodtime likely to head to Timaru on October 4.

Based at Woodend Beach the 29 year old has a team of around 15 in work at the moment. Career wise he has now had 30 wins in 309 starts, though six race winner Machs Mareta is no longer in his barn. Earlier this month she was sold to Australian interests.

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