Weir extends lead in metro premiership

DARREN Weir has broken 10 wins clear in the Victorian metropolitan trainers' premiership standings following a Moonee Valley treble last night.

The Ballarat trainer moved further ahead of Peter Moody thanks to wins by Trust In A Gust, First Bloom and Akzar, which won on debut for the stable.

Weir actually claimed four winners for the day, with Jenibec successful at Hamilton in the afternoon.

Trust In A Gust's win was the highlight for Weir, with the three-year-old colt securing another leg of the lucrative VOBIS Gold Super Premier Series.

The triumph was the horse's fourth in a row and takes his earnings to more than $420,000 from just nine starts, without a stakes grade victory.

Weir has a good chance to extend his lead in the metro premiership with four runners at today's Caulfield meeting.