Gunnedah trainer Gavin Groth’s persistence paid off after In Hindsight ended a 634-day winning drought at Moree on Saturday.
The talented, although accident-prone mare scored her first race triumph since July 31 2015 when she took out a 1200m Class 3 Handicap.
In Hindsight, sent out the $3.00 favourite on track, packed too much class to score by two lengths from Roman Silver in a time of 1:10.85.
“It was a bit of a lesser race than what she’s been tackling, but it was a good result for us and it’s great to see her back to a bit of form,” Groth said.
“Her owners come from out there and this race was a good chance to run her at Moree.
“She had taken offence to being snagged back her previous two starts, so we rode her more positive, she jumped well, got there easy and the jockey (Daniel Northey) said she won well.
“To spot her rivals a lot of weight and do the job was nice to see.”
In Hindsight, who won three of her first five starts, has had to overcome a series of setbacks as Groth explained.
“As a three-year-old she bruised the sesamoid in front, and while she was spelling after that, she punctured a back fetlock,” she said.
“I’d like to thank our vet Tim Hill and my staff for doing a great job to manage her so well.
“She’s just one of those (accident-prone) horses, even after Saturday’s win she got kicked on the near side front and got a cut which needed some stitches.”
Groth is eyeing off the Jardel Cup (1200m), one of the support feature races staged on Tamworth Cup Day, as the next assignment for In Hindsight.
“Hopefully she’ll come through that (stitches to the cut) OK and we’ll have a crack at the Jardel Cup,” he said.
“It is a fillies and mares race on Tamworth Cup Day worth $35,000.”
Groth added the win had prolonged the racetrack career of In Hindsight, now a five-year-old daughter of Nicconi with a record of four wins from 10 career starts.
“There had been discussions whether she would go to the breeding barn depending upon how she ran, but now she’s back to winning ways, we’ll press on with her.”
In Hindsight lifted her career earnings past the $47,000 mark courtesy of Saturday’s success.
She was the lone runner for Groth at Moree after the trainer elected to scratch Meet Miss Dolly.
Gunnedah duo Schmizo (second) and Bridget’s Star (third) filled the minor placings behind Down Under Gal in the opening maiden.
Allan Chau and Peter Sinclair combined for a winning double (California Raider, Smart Option).