We saw when top bush trainer Brett Cavanough came to town with IT’S ME (Shamus Award-It’s You) during last year, that he had a superstar.
She went on to win four out of four including The Kosciuszko at Randwick and earned $816,700.
Then, in recent weeks including last Saturday at Randwick, Cav has dominated the Highway races with his rising Country Championships aspirant PINNACLE PRINCE (Hinchinbrook-Crossyourheart) who now has won three of his four starts and $123,456.
Well, at Wellington this afternoon, there may be another one to add to his list.
Her name is WATER DOVE (Headwater-She’s Warrego) and she is unbeaten in just one start.
No doubt she will be headed toward the Country Championships too but would need to run very boldly here in her first look at Class 1 level to be a hope.
What’s in her favour, apart from the stable she is in, is the fact Wellington suits her style of racing.
She gets out and goes and if your turn for home clear at this track, you quite often, nearly always actually, land the chocolates.
Today she resumes from a spell.
Her only start was a front-running display at Dubbo where the straight is extremely long, yet she turned in front and just kept defying them all to win from Great Excitement who has since won two races.
The handy Adios Steve was back in third that day and he too has won a pair of races following that race.
Water Dove is owned by Peter Orton, the boss of Vinery Stud.
And she steps from gate 6 this afternoon at Wello.
She is in race 5 at :15pm NSW time and came up $2.50 with Palmerbet at 9am today.