Trekking adds to last-race favourites’ run

Godolphin colt Trekking
Trekking wins the Schweppes Plates at Rosehill Gardens, December 2016. (Bradley Photos)

Punters have again got the better of bookmakers as Trekking kept Sydney’s last-race favourite streak alive.

Backed into $2.80, the James Cummings-trained four-year-old loomed up alongside Isorich before powering to the post to score by a half length in the final race at Randwick on Saturday.

It is the eighth-straight win for the favourite in the last race on Saturday in Sydney.

The Godolphin runner helped Sheikh Mohammed’s global stable walk away with a Randwick double after Avilius won the Group Three Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m.

“We’ve come home with a wet sail here,” Godolphin representative Darren Beadman said.

“The Godolphin blue colours are giving the TAB an absolute hiding.”

But it wasn’t easy as Right and Wrong ($9) and third-placed Single Bullet ($6) kicked late.

“He did it the tough way,” Beadman said.

“There was a few tense moments there down the side at three deep no cover. (Jockey) Kerrin McEvoy was doing his utmost best to try and get in.

“But he kept him in a nice rhythm and back on top of the ground today.”

McEvoy chalked up a double of his own after an earlier win aboard Miss Fabulass in the Group Two Tea Rose Stakes.