Peter Snowden has had to be patient with Indiscretions but the lightly-raced mare looks set to get her chance in black-type company after maintaining her unbeaten record at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
The five-year-old had been restricted to just two starts prior to her return in Saturday’s Randwick TV On Youtube Handicap (1200m), but the stable hopes she can start to fulfil her potential after returning with victory by a head over Think Mink.
“She won so well in her first start (in October 2009) and then we got her back and one of her joints flared up a little bit so we gave her a bit of time to look after her,” Snowden’s stable foreman Brad Widdup said.
“She came back and won again first-up (at Canterbury in February) but then she got crook with a virus so we had to give her another decent spell.
“Always from day one she has shown great ability and definitely black-type ability.”
Widdup said retirement to the breeding barn hadn’t been considered during that period for the well-bred daughter of Commands because she “hadn’t really had a good chance” to fulfil her potential on the track.
Ridden by Corey Brown, Indiscretions was back in the ruck during the race and had a wall of horses in front of her as she turned for home off the fence.
Brown elected to head back towards the inside and it proved the winning move as Indiscretions ($3.80 fav) found clear running and hit the line well to defeat Think Mink ($15) with another three-quarters of a length to the well-backed Moama ($8 to $4.20) in third place.
“She had two trials and Peter was pretty confident she would run well today and she has,” Widdup said.
“It was lucky Corey (Brown) came back to the inside because she probably wasn’t going to win if she stayed where she was. It was a good effort.”