TAMWORTH trainer Lesley Jeffriess enjoyed a successful day at Tuesday's Quirindi race meeting with Call Me Brad taking out the day's sixth race.
The seven-year-old pulled together a strong finish to edge out the Jane Clement- trained He's Our Boy Toy by half a length.
Tuesday's victory was the bay gelding's sixth for his career, from 45 starts, and brings his total career prize money to more than $127,000.
Jeffriess said she was "always confident" Call Me Brad would run strongly.
"He has been riding up against some pretty strong company lately, so I was pretty confident he could get the job done," Jeffriess said.
"Yvette Lewis rode him exceptionally well and he did the rest.
"I was really pleased with his run in the end."
With Quirindi's track rated a Good 3, Jeffriess said the seven-year-old "pulled up really well".
"To be honest, the track was a little bit hard under foot, but with how dry it is at the moment, that is to be expected," she said.
"I think those harder surfaces just became a bit of a fact of life when it's as dry as it is at the moment.
"You just have to get on with it and luckily for us he pulled up really well."
Jeffriess said she would "weigh up the options" for Call Me Brad's next run.
"At this stage I haven't had too good a look at what's around," she said.
"He has pulled up pretty well from this win and he has raced against good company recently.
"We'll just wait and see what comes up next for him."
The Quirindi meeting also acted as the next step in the comeback trail for Wendy Peel, who suffered a badly injured shoulder from a nasty fall in Tamworth in March.
Also involved in the fall was Kath Bell-Pitomac, who was riding Stella Miss during the fall at Tamworth on March 10.
After the fall, Bell-Pitomac was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal brain injury and has been struggling with fatigue and eyesight issues since her fall, but has been gradually improving.
Bell-Pitomac saw her Neurologist last week, for a six-week check up, and has been approved to resume driving locally and light activities with her physio.
Hopefully, after a month of light activity, Bell-Pitomac will be able to commence more strenuous exercise/sport.
Bell-Pitomac has another follow up appointment with her Neurologist in six weeks.