Custodian back in the winner's circle
After a lengthy injury enforced layoff the multiple Group 1 winning trotter Custodian was back in the winner's circle at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday evening with a dominant performance.
The Nathan Jack trained son of Muscle Mass led throughout to score a very comfortable 5.3m victory in the Schweppes Trot, rating a career best 1:58.1 for the 1,720m trip.
The Harness Jewels, Breeders Crown and NSW Trotting Derby winning 4-year-old has now won eight of his 17 lifetime starts for earnings of $163,913.
Bred by Jenny Butt, Custodian is out of the Armbro Invasion mare Maia, a half sister to the millionaire square-gaiter Vulcan.
With only one commercial sized crop currently racing, Muscle Mass is again enjoying a successful season on both sides of the Tasman and is New Zealand's leading sire of 4-year-old trotters with more than double the stakes won by his nearest rival and 17 winners from 27 starters.