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The Patrick Payne Train

There really is no other punter-friendly trainer than Patrick Payne at the moment with his stable in the midst of an amazing run as we break it all down.

Gun trainer Patrick Payne has been on an incredible run over May and June. 

Winner after winner as punters around Australia cash in their cheques when having a wager on the ‘Payne train.’ 

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The first stop

It took off for Patrick Payne, with Chatelaine capturing victory in a BM-58 race at Kilmore on May 12 as a $3 elect.

The win would be the first of two on the day as progressive galloper Gate Crash scored at Pakenham over 1600 metres in BM-64 grade only a few hours later.

The weekend would turn into a winner at Flemington with Jimmy The Bear collecting the winner’s cheque at $21, while Free Flying Star and Hearts and Minds ensured Payne hit a double at Echuca.

It was the beginning of what has been a monumental ride.

Two more passengers

After taking off from the first station, the Payne train would pick up two more passengers: Bold Hoi Ho and Hey Happy.

Bold Hoi Ho destroyed his rivals in a 1300-metre maiden event after leading all the way, and Hey Happy would grind away to score a victory over the hurdles. 

These two runners would make it seven winners across three days of racing for the stable. 

The train was starting to fill up, and a new carriage might be needed! 

Let’s talk about six, baby

Six, yes, that’s right, six winners for Patrick Payne would eventuate on May 29 after hauling a city win with D’aguilar at Caulfield the day prior. 

The final Sunday of May for 2022 consisted of winners at Mildura and Ballarat. 

Another Rally ($3.20), Irememberwhen ($2.35), Rock Up ($1.60), and Our Modena ($5) were the winners at Mildura, while Simply Venus ($4.20) and Shakespeare ($21) were the two triumphant horses at Ballarat. 

If you’d have taken the all-up bet at Mildura with those five winners, you would get around 60-1 odds. 

May run not done

A double at Hamilton ensured the end of May was a thing of beauty for the Payne stable. 

After producing a solid first-up run at Pakenham, Bigolino would scorch his way up the middle of the Hamilton straight over 1400 metres on a heavy 10 to collect the prize. 

However, it was not over. 

Enter Chatelaine for the second time in a fortnight. 

A mare who had struggled to find one win, let alone two on the trot, made it over 1600 metres in the BM-64 event as a $7 elect. 

Hey June

Yes, it is a shocking pun and play on words of The Beatles’ hit ‘Hey Jude,’ but Payne would have to be on par in a popularity contest against one of the greatest bands of all time. 

Let’s go through his winners in June as a list. 

– Birdies Galore (Morphettville 1250 metres BM-68 at $2.10
– Jimmy The Bear (Flemington 1400 metres 3YO HCP at $8.50)
– Twin Spinner (Sale 3280 metres Maiden Hurdle at $2.60)
– Mr Pickwick (Swan Hill 1600 metres BM-70 at $6.50)
– Quang Tri (Swan Hill 1300 metres Elvstroem Classic at $2.35)
– Bigolino (Sandown 1600 metres 3YO HCP at $9.50)
– Master Sun (Casterton 1400 metres 2UP Maiden at $1.70)
– The Guava (Casterton 1000 metres 2UP Maiden at $2.70)
– Poker Scene (Wangaratta 1300 metres 3YO Maiden at $2)
– Hearts and Minds (Geelong 1425 metres Class 1 at $8)
– Irememberwhen (Moe 1000 metres Class 1 at $2.60)
– Mr Pickwick (Morphettville 1800 metres BM-68 at $4.20)
– Another Rally (Morphettville 1524 metres BM-60 at $4.80)
– The Guava (Morphettville 1100 metres 2YO BM-64 at $7)
– D’aguilar (Caulfield 2000 metres Quality Handicap at $3.80)

By The Numbers

The numbers make for great reading. 

Of the 141 runners Payne has fielded to June 29 from May 12; he had trained 35 winners. 

A strike rate of 24.82% means he is nearly landing a winner for every four runners. 

His ROI went at a staggering 43% for May and sat at 13% in June.

A phenomenal feat. 

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