No trainer saddled more Australian winners last weekend than a Western Australian handler who went four for four across Saturday and Sunday and snapped his miserable 11-month, 50-start losing run in the process.
Brendon Fitz-Gerald, whose boutique operation is based in the South West region of Western Australia, posted a 239-1 Narrogin double on Saturday and an 84.5-1 Bunbury double on Sunday, thereby defying odds in excess of 20,000-1 to register four wins from his four runners last weekend.
Fitz-Gerald was long overdue a change of fortune because he had conditioned 50 consecutive losers before Tampering Falls, Dalalah, My Laina and Sun Chacen made it a weekend to remember for the trainer whose previous success occurred when My Laina triumphed at Albany on Sunday 12 January.
Fitz-Gerald has held a trainer’s licence for 15 years, his first runner was Celtic Scene, which finished stone motherless in a Belmont handicap in October 2005, and his first winner was Jomatesi in a Pinjarra maiden in November 2006.
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