Muswellbrook trainer Andrew Robinson predicting big things for galloper Trophies Galore after home-town victory

The winning team and connections, along with race sponsors, of Trophies Galore at Muswellbrook on Tuesday. Pic: KATRINA PARTRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY
The winning team and connections, along with race sponsors, of Trophies Galore at Muswellbrook on Tuesday. Pic: KATRINA PARTRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSWELLBROOK'S Andrew Robinson is hoping for a big preparation from Trophies Galore this time in - and it started with an impressive first up win in the MRC Members Benchmark 58 (1000m) at his home track on Tuesday.

Aaron Bullock was forced to sit six wide on Trophies Galore ($2.60 fav) mid-race with no cover but she still went on to win comfortably by three quarters of a length from the Todd Howlett-trained Banter (Mikayla Weir).

That was her maiden victory over 1000m and her initial win first up.

It also gave Bullock the third leg of a winning treble after earlier prevailing on Joe's Joy and Clear The Beach.

"That was a very impressive win, having to work hard out there with 60kg first up," Robinson said.

"She came back from her spell a much stronger and more mature horse and I hope we are going to have a lot of fun and win some nice races this preparation.

"Aaron was the victim of circumstances and had no other option but to ride her the way he did."

Trophies Galore will go to the Highway Handicap at Newcastle on Saturday week and Bullock will ride her.

Meanwhile, Robinson has Trophies Galore's younger sister at home which he bought at a weanling sale in Melbourne.

"She is a better type than Trophies Galore so we are hoping she will develop into a nice horse," he said.