ADR’s trip to Balranald was well worth it as the stable returned home with three winners.
The six race meeting saw Malabar Queen ($2) take out her maiden in race one, followed by Deploy and Destroy ($2.30) winning race three’s benchmark 58, while Adelaide’s Diamond ($3.50) saluted in the final race of the day (BM50).
Not only was it a treble for the stable, hoop Bradley Vale rode all three winners.
Malabar Queen was outstanding in the fourth start of her career, saluting by nearly three lengths.
“The expectation with Malabar Queen was to go out there and be super competitive,” Dale said.
“Once we drew a good gate and she jumped on the lure the rest was history really.
“She was too good for that field in the end so the challenge now will be to step up to TAB-level.”
Deploy and Destroy continued his purple patch taking his tally to three wins from five starts for ADR after a dominant three and half length victory.
“Deploy and Destroy was a class above,” Dale said.
“We thought he was placed well in a 1400m benchmark 58 at Balranald and he was in the end, he won with his ears pricked.
“He’s been a super acquisition for us, the purchase strategy for him was to capitalise on these types of races and he’s now won three from four starts for us.”
Six-year-old gelding Adelaide’s Diamond broke through for his first victory for the stable and returned to the winners’ circle for the first time since July 2021.
“Adelaide’s Diamond was a cheap online purchase as well,” Dale said.
“He’s had a couple of runs at TAB level and like the other two he was well placed on the weekend.”
ADR is now gearing up for a busy weekend, heavily targeting Saturday’s Berrigan Cup meeting, while meetings at Moonee Valley and Wycheproof may also be on the cards.
PHOTO: Deploy and Destroy