Coffey in stellar run

SWAN Hill trainer Austy Coffey continued his stellar form on the home track , taking out a quartet of wins across Monday's nine-race meeting.

Only 16 days after securing a treble at the Swan Hill Racecourse, Coffey picked up where he left off with victory in race one's $20,700 bet365 Top Tote Plus 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m).

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Miss Tenthousand ($3.30) was the favourite for the race, but struggled to find space down the straight as Coffey's Further In had no such issue.

The first-up filly hooked out down the straight from mid-pack to pinch the lead entering the final strides towards the post to claim a half-length victory over the favourite.

Wu Darl was Coffey's most convincing winner in race 4's bet365 Odds Drift Protector Maiden Plate (1600m).

In his seven start, the filly charged home in the last 200m to claim a comfortable 1.5 length win.

A nail-biter ensured in race 7's $20,000 Pooles Accountants BM58 Handicap (975m), but only for punters as Coffey secured the quinella.

Poppy's Orse bolted down the straight early in an effort to make up for a poor start, but Malauka charged in the last 200m and managed to hold onto a short head victory.

Coffey's fourth win came in the race 8's $20,000 Kubota Swan Hill BM58 Handicap (1200m), with Top Fred pinching the win from Nathan Hobson-trained Peddler by half a length.

Peddler led from the start of the race, but could not hold on as Coffey's four-year-old gelding stole victory in the final strides to claim back-to-back wins after a 14-week spell.

See more details in this Friday's issue of The Guardian.

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