The Griffins syndicate, and co-owner David Beckinsale, had 7500 reasons for entering the C4 trotter Monty Python in a C5-OC race up against Group 1 winners King Denny, Vulcan and Royal Aspirations. This was his 15th start in 12 months at Addington Raceway and his 4 wins in that time period meant he was eligible for the Met Multiplier.
The Met Multiplier is an initiative introduced by The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, a.k.a The Met, in 2012 to encourage owners and trainers to support the club. Horses are eligible for the Met Multiplier if they start 15 times in a 12 month period and win at least one of their starts.
This is the 2nd time the Griffins Syndicate has collected the Met Multiplier after one of their other horses Sol Invictus qualified in April, 2014. Sol Invictus is co-owned by syndicate manager Neil Bennett.
While Monty Python was unable to continue his winning streak (he had won his last 4 starts) Neil was impressed with his run saying “He really wasn’t far away in 5th place and has come a long way from the C1 trotter who looked to be battling in that grade early in the season”.
Monty Python is by Pegasus Spur out of Juliana and is trained by Phil Williamson in Oamaru.