Winning is well worth wait

Winning drought: In Hindsight, pictured here earlier in her career, saluted for the first time since July 2015 at Moree on Saturday. Photo: Janian McMillan

Winning drought: In Hindsight, pictured here earlier in her career, saluted for the first time since July 2015 at Moree on Saturday. Photo: Janian McMillan

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.

“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.

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 features on Tamworth Cup Day, as the next assignment for In Hindsight.

Allan Chau and Peter Sinclair combined for a winning double (California Raider, Smart Option).

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