KYNETON trainer George Osborne helped himself to a late Christmas present, claiming a treble at Thursday's Boxing Day meeting at Kerang.
Osborne set the tone for a successful day early, when the four-year-old mare Let's Keep It broke her maiden status at start number nine in the day's opening race.
The returning Sonaisali made it two wins for the day with a narrow benchmark 58 win over 1100m, before Reine Happy completed the treble with a convincing benchmark 70 win over 1100m.
All three winners were ridden by apprentice Tyler Schiller, who also notched a third on the Osborne-trained Harlin Express.
The treble was Osborne's first since the 2019 Kyneton Cup day wins of Bella, Uptown Lily and Salty Kisses.
The former Queensland trainer will have a chance to add to his current tally of 20 winners this season ahead of the new year, with last start Yarra Valley winner Mistake entered at Werribee on Monday, and Mint On Moseley and Uptown Lola nominated at Echuca on Tuesday.
Bendigo trainer Jarrod Robinson was also among the winners on Boxing Day, with Jeune Astra breaking through for a victory in a 1400m maiden at Kerang, with Jason Baldock in the saddle.
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