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.

Darren Weir (centre) after his win in the Burrumbeet Cup on New Year's Day.

Darren Weir (centre) after his win in the Burrumbeet Cup on New Year's Day.