Supreme Goddess was the leading Gunnedah performer on a lean day at the Tamworth Cup Prelude meeting on Monday.
The Sally Torrens-trained charge ran above market expectations when sixth in the $20,000 Advanced Inland Security Mornington Prelude (2100m).
Supreme Goddess ($41) was beaten 4.98 lengths by Bob’s A Dazzler, who produced a gutsy performance to overhaul Uncle Tiger in a driving finish to the staying feature.
Torrens had three runners at the TAB meeting, with Stirling Shadow and Ansa finishing second-last in their respective races.
Double Threat ran last in the last race won by Dalmatia Prince, while Kalakhani knocked up in the straight after racing on the pace to finish in 10th place, beaten 5.46 lengths in the TAB Maiden (1200m).
Quirindi trainer Peter Mills saddled up two runners, with Bucklette fourth in a 1200m Maiden, while Cocktail Time was only beaten 3.09 lengths, despite running 10th in the Tamworth Cup Prelude (1200m).
The news was better for fellow Quirindi trainer Geoff O’Brien at Muswellbrook last Thursday.
O’Brien saddled up two horses at the meeting, with promising filly Snipex Abaa landing a breakthrough win in a 1000m Maiden.
Ti Tan Tiger completed the brace when he powered home in a 1450m Class 2 Handicap.
The five-year-old has put together back-to-back wins.
The double continued a rich vein of form for O’Brien, who has saddled up winners from his past four runners.