Three winners in eight days for Oberon trainer Geoff Lawson

WINNER: Geoff Lawson was delighted to see Dont Tell Phyllis salute at Dubbo and continue a good run for his stable. Photo: COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FRAMING

WINNER: Geoff Lawson was delighted to see Dont Tell Phyllis salute at Dubbo and continue a good run for his stable. Photo: COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FRAMING

IT might be a case of Dont Tell, but Oberon trainer Geoff Lawson is more than happy to talk all about it.

Lawson has disregarded the names of his horses Dont Tell Errol, Dont Tell Dorothy and Dont Tell Phyllis after all three saluted the judge within an eight-day period.

The trainer only works a small team of five horses, and just four of those are currently racing, so that run of form is something Lawson is delighted with.

"This would be the first time I've had three winners within a fortnight I think," Lawson said.

"Definitely the best week I've had in the last 10 years anyway, I've had a few nice horses over the years, but the last 10 have been pretty quiet."

Lawson's good run began at Parkes on October 26, when nine-year-old gelding Dont Tell Errol scored comfortably by 7.5 metres.

"He's getting old now, but I knew he had a win in him and I think he still has one more with the right run," Lawson said.

Dont Tell Errol is currently sitting on nine career victories.

Lawson's next winner came later that night, courtesy of the John O'Shea driven Dont Tell Dorothy. It marked the trainer's first double at a meeting in around a decade.

"The last time I trained a double was at Penrith, probably 10 years ago," Lawson said.

"It may not have been quite that long, but it wouldn't be far off."

The following week at Dubbo's Sunday meeting, Lawson had two runners engaged, Alta Downs and Dont Tell Phyllis.

First up from a spell, Alta Downs put in a solid run from the awkward 10 barrier draw to pick up third place.

Happy with the run, Lawson was hoping that his other runner might do the same, but wasn't expecting too much with Dont Tell Phyllis also beginning from barrier 10.

But after sitting last on the inside with a lap to go, driver John O'Shea manoeuvred the four-year-old gelding wider on the track where he came with a well-sustained run to score at odds of $21.

Named after Lawson's mother, the lightly raced Dont Tell Phyllis picked up her second career win from only six life-time starts.

The 'Dont Tell' name has become an ongoing theme for Lawson's runners since connections purchased a colt from the yearling sales in 2006.

Lawson and close friend Martin Barlow convinced Barlow's brother to come in on the yearling with them, but his wife Leanne was not too keen on the idea.

After purchasing the colt, without telling Leanne, they decided to name it Dont Tell Leanne. The name has stuck ever since.