WORTHWHILE TRIP: Will Hulbert on Ipswich Cup day last year. Hulbert led in a winner at the Lismore TAB meeting yesterday.
WORTHWHILE TRIP: Will Hulbert on Ipswich Cup day last year. Hulbert led in a winner at the Lismore TAB meeting yesterday. Kate Czerny

Racing: Striding away to financial rewards

EXPECT to see more of father-and-son training duo Peter and Will Hulbert on the Northern Rivers.

Will made the trip down from Brisbane to see Star Strider ($5) take out the $15,000 TAB Rewards Benchmark 55 Hcp (1100m) at the Lismore Turf Club TAB meeting yesterday.

The three-year-old mare finished three-quarters of a length clear of Darling Be Good ($3.60) with Real Warrior ($2.70 favourite) a long- head back in third.

"We often have a little sneak down when we find something," Will Hulbert said.

"I love coming here and we'll definitely be back again soon.

"Coming out of barrier one she was always going to be hard to beat.

"She was going to be in front for a long way on a track that suited her. Hopefully she can just keep improving and we'll come back for another run."

Star Strider has had four runs with the Brisbane pair and now has a win and two placings.

It was previously trained by Norm Stephens where it won a maiden plate at Gatton in July.

"She works a hell of a lot better than she races," Hulbert said.

"We used to train her mother (Momentously) so hopefully she can live up to her name."

In another race, Ballina trainer Stephen Lee had a win with Hurt Locker ($9) in the Class 1 Hcp (1516m).

There is a short turnaround with another TAB meeting at Ballina tomorrow.

Racing will return to Casino with a non-TAB meeting set down for next Saturday.

The next TAB meeting at Lismore is on April 22.



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