Everything coming together for Stuart

By Jonny Turner

21st March 2022

Everything came together for All Together Now who continued the great form trainer Andrew Stuart has produced over the past month.

After notching a winning double at Manawatu on Thursday with Racey Rach and Still Trying, Stuart was back on his home patch to produce All Together Now to clear maidens at Motukarara on Sunday.

The pacer’s win also continued the outstanding driving form of Robbie Close, who has racked up 12 of his 25 wins for the season in March to sit a clear third on the national driver’s premiership.

Stuart was full of praise for Close’s pinpoint handing of All Together Now in race 4.

“It was a good drive, he has been driving great, Robbie,” Stuart said.

“The horse got the right field and he got across them early and everything worked out perfectly.”

Stuart wasn’t taking too much of the credit for All Together Now’s win.

He recently acquired the horse from good friend and fellow trainer Terry Chmiel and he didn’t have to wait very long for a winning return.

“Terry’s owner’s were finished with him and he thought he was good enough to win a race pretty quickly.”

“Terry had done all the work, I just had to give him a couple of starts.”