7 January 2012 - The rejuvenation of veteran trotting star Will Trapper propelled him another step closer to the most unlikely Inter Dominion glory at Melton last night.
The 10-year-old came from last to down many of Australia’s best trotters in the $15,000 Swift Signs Free-For-All and in doing so moved into second favoritism for the Interdom series which starts at Shepparton on January 21. Almost forgotten as an open class force just a few months ago, Will Trapper has looked back to his glory form of three years ago and last night’s win in the hands of Nathan Jack was the equal of anything he has achieved in his career. He was allowed to settle early as boom trotter Im Dejazzman poured the pressure on before millionaire trotting hero Sundons Gift attacked at the bell. But just when it looked like the latter was set to return to winning form, Will Trapper exploded around the field three wide and raced to a three and a half metre win over Save A Sixpence, with Sundons Gift fading late to third.
The win was impressive enough to see Will Trapper promoted to $7 second favourite for the Inter Dominion by TAB Sportsbet, behind defending champion I Can Doosit, at $2.60. Will Trapper’s 2:0.3 mile rate for the 2240m mobile made him the most impressive winner of the night. Sedgwick trainer John Noonan will now start Will Trapper in Saturday's Maori Mile before tackling the Inter Dominion heats.