Tribeca heads back West
By Adam Hamilton
STAR pacer Soho Tribeca has returned to Perth in a quest to resurrect his career.
And today he was back with Kim Prentice, the man who took him through the grades to become arguably the best pacer in Australia.
“I didn’t expect to see him again, I’m very, very excited,” Prentice said.
Soho Tribeca won a Golden Nugget and Vicbred 4YO final at Group 1 level for Prentice, but their biggest win together came in the 2018 Group 1 WA Pacing Cup. A year earlier Soho Tribeca ran second in the Fremantle Cup and third in the WA Cup.
Owner Rob Watson transferred him to Mick Stanley in Victoria to chase the eastern states major races like the Hunter Cup (he ran 2nd to Lazarus in 2018) and Miracle Mile (he ran third to My Field Marshal last year) before a Queensland campaign was derailed by a broken leg just over 12 months ago.
Stanley nursed Soho Tribeca back to the races, but his first run in 11 months was an inglorious seventh at Melton on June 15 when found to have had a virus. He hasn’t raced since.
Prentice said the plan was to have Soho Tribeca back racing by early December with a view to chasing the Fremantle and WA Cups again at Gloucester Park in January.
The timing and move back to Perth obviously rules out any chance of an Auckland Inter Dominion tilt.