Early Thoughts, ridden by apprentice Jasper Franklin, kicked off the treble.

Winner number two for the afternoon was Zoumeteor, ridden by James Orman.

TOUGH horse Maximum Output beat the hot-pot favourite for the second run in a row to win the feature at the Sunshine Coast and land the stable a treble.
The five-year-old gelding, ridden by apprentice Jasper Franklin, started $2.70 favourite and was too strong for Beast Mode ($1.95-fav) in the Noosa Cup Benchmark 78 (1000m) on Sunday (October 15).
The pair eye-balled each other halfway down the straight before Maximum Output (main photo) pulled away. Beast Mode ended up finishing third.
It was the second race in a row Beast Mode had started favourite and finished third behind Maximum Output, with the last-start meeting being at Eagle Farm.
“This horse is one of the toughest in the stable,” said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
“He is only little but has plenty of ticker. He has now put two together and hopefully can continue on,” he said.
Earlier, Early Thoughts ($4.80), also ridden by Franklin, kicked the treble off with a win in a Class 5 (1800m).
“He also showed how tough he is once again,” Kendrick said.
“Up to his favourite distance, he chased the runaway leader and then held off the challengers,” he said.
“We will now try to place him in town over 1800 metres.”
The second leg of the treble was Zoumeteor ($5.50), ridden by James Orman, which won a Benchmark 65 (1000m).
“He did a great job resuming, coming from a wide gate and showing blistering speed to lead all of the way,” Kendrick said.
“He only had one soft jump-out, so has plenty of fitness improvement to come,” he said.
The treble followed a Friday night double at headquarters, giving the stable five winners for the weekend.

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