ONE thing is for certain, Onethingforcertain, is back.
The bay pacing filly had been an exciting young horse, winning a couple of races and excelling so much her Tamworth owners sent her to Sydney to continue her racing from a metro stable.
It was a disappointing campaign so Tamworth trainer Dwayne Brown, one of the owners, brought her home, spelled her, and began a new preparation with her, a preparation that resulted in yesterday’s impressive win at Tamworth Paceway.
The three-year-old bay daughter of Rollon Bigred led all the way, cruising to a 24.25m win from stablemate Blucolla Moon in a good 2:01.7 mile rate.
16-year-old reinsman Scotty-Jon Welsh drove the filly, his first win with her and his fourth career win.
“Once we hit the front I knew she’d be hard to beat,” Welsh said.
She fought me around the back though.
“She just wanted to race.”
However he was committed to running good, even quarters and restrained her record successive 30.8sec quarters before she registered a 30.3sec finishing 400m.
“She’s more of a one-pacer,” the delighted Tamworth High School Year 11 student said.
“She’s got a little bit of a sprint.”
He suits the filly and deserved the drive, Brown said.
“He and her clicked,” Brown said.
“Scotty did a lot of the work with her as a two-year-old but didn’t have a licence.
“He knows her well and they just click together.”
Brown has no big plans with her.
He’s just glad to have her back and wanting to race.
Some of her problem might have been the fact she was still growing “and didn’t want to race”.
“She’s grown three quarters of a hand,” he said.
“She’s still growing.”
He will “just poke around here” for a while.
The Tamworth Harness Racing Club had eight TAB races yesterday.
Visiting trainers Jason Proctor and Michael Formosa had wins with Khans Courage and The Ultimate Legacy.
Uralla’s David Munsie saluted with Double Barrell and Tamworth trainers Ernie Mabbott (No Confession) and Tony Missen (Blissful Atom) also had success.
Moonbi’s Dean Chapple was the most successful however, finishing with a winning double when Princess Zara surged home to win the last after impressive Artsu had earned herself a trip to Newcastle next week for a heat of the Menangle Series.