SALLY Torrens will head to Moree with two or three runners for Sunday's transferred meeting from Armidale, knowing her horses will have to be at their best to win.
That's because of the Peter Sinclair factor.
At the recent Moree meeting, Sinclair's stable won five of the seven races.
It was almost six, with one of his hopes beaten by a nose.
That quintet of wins elevated Sinclair to outright second on the Hunter and North West Racing Association trainer's premiership. Only the huge Kris Lees stable has more winners this season.
Torrens goes in to the meeting with three wins for the season, after Supreme Goddess' win at Tamworth on Tuesday.
Winning at Moree is tough any time.
The long haul to Moree is one factor that makes winning their hard, Torrens said.
Sinclair is another factor.
He just doesn't just win at Moree because he's based there and his horses only have to walk out their stable door onto track: he has proved himself to be one of the best trainers in the bush, Torrens said.
"He's an outstanding trainer and one of the nicest people as well," she said after Tuesday's victory at Tamworth.
Sinclair is an astute and thorough trainer who has won many races over many seasons.
Just recently he took Free Billy to Coonabarabran for the Coonabarabran Cup and won that prestigious race.
He will take that gelding to warren this week for the Cotton Cup, as well as running 10 of his stable at Sunday's meeting in Moree.
That could include recent Moree winners Samphire Hoe and Mister McRae
Torrens could have three runners - Shot At the Reward, Reigning Supreme and Supreme Goddess - at Moree.
She was considering running Supreme Goddess in Sunday's Benchmark 58 Handicap after the eight-year-old mare won the $8000 Advanced Inland Security Benchmark 50 Handicap (1300m) at Tamworth.
The daughter of Supreme Class notched win number five at her 60th start when she ran down the Leon Cross-trained Beau Dancer. The Stephen Dixon-prepared Penny's Bonitas was third.
Supreme Goddess, Torrens said, "put the writing on the wall at Gunnedah" when she was sixth to Babbinboon Boy but beaten by less than a length and a half.
"She went super at Gunnedah," Torrens said.
"Normally takes her a couple of runs to come up."
She was freshened before running at Gunnedah, having not run since coming 12th at Tamworth in late July.
Torrens has nine horses in work at Gunnedah and whether Supreme Goddess runs on Sunday will be determined on how "she pulls up".
"If she's okay we might back her up," the trainer said.
2019-20 HUNTER & NORTH WESTERN RACING ASSOCIATION PREMIERSHIPS
Unofficial and compiled by Geoff Newling after Tamworth and Muswellbrook meetings on Tuesdsay.
19: Kris Lees.
14: Peter Sinclair.
10: Paul Messara.
9: Paul Perry.
6: Brett Cavanough, Sue Grills.
5: Cody Morgan, Luke Morgan, John Ramsey.
4: Michelle Fleming.
3: Cameron Crockett, Allan Denham, Rod Northam, Melanie O'Gorman, Todd Payne, Nathaniel Scott, Jeremy Sylvester, Sally Torrens.
2: David Atkins, Tracey Bartley, Luke Berger, Justin Bowen, Kristen Buchanan, Jane Clement, Anthony Cummings, Colin Dixon, Nathan Doyle, Shane Edmonds, Jeff Englebrecht, Todd Howlett, Richard Litt, Greg McFarlane, Craig Martin, Gary Nickson, Stirling Osland, Andrew Robinson, Matthew Smith, Les Tilley, Brett Thompson.
1: Gavin Andrews, Aleacia Bennett, Peter Bloomfield, David Callaughan, David Campbell, Peter Clare, Craig Clegg, Joe Craig, Jason Deamer, Leigh Desreaux, Bryan Dixon, Scott Dixon, Adam Duggan, Jeremy Everson, Larry Fairhall, Allan Foran, Jenny Graham, Sarah Gaffaney, Stephen Gleeson, Tony Green, Mack Griffith, Gavin Groth, Zach Hatch, Ben Hill, Ian Holland, Michael Hemmings, Lesley Jeffriess, Stephen Jones, Allan Kehoe, Damien Lane, Neville McCarthy, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Mark Mason, Nick Mitchell, Mary Moses, Carmen Murnane, Troy O'Neile, Wayne Oakenfull, Bruce Parker, Ken Parker, Glen Petersen, David Pfieffer, Charlie Porter, Grant Seelin, Wayne Seelin, Lea Selby, Kelly Smith, Scott Thompson, Terry Vidler, Adam Vine, Dale Wagstaff, William Wain, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Kim Waugh, Denim Wynne.
31: Aaron Bullock.
15: Greg Ryan.
12: Andrew Gibbons, Brooke Stower.
8: Rachael Murray.
7: Darryl McLellan.
6: Vad Bolozhinskyi, Ashley Morgan, Christian Reith.
5: Grant Buckley.
4: Billy Cray, Ben Looker, Jodi Worley.
3: Serg Lisnyy, Daniel Northey, Blake Spriggs, Scott Sweedman, Robert Thompson, Travis Wolfgram.
2: Andrew Banks, Sam Clenton, Luke Cumberland, Shaun Guymer, Belinda Hodder, Chris O'Brien, Jake Pracey-Holmes, Nozi Tomizawa, Jean Van Overmeire.
1: Peter Graham, Jake Hull, Matthew Paget, Jeff Penza, Daniel Pitomac, Christian Reith, Luke Rolls, Geoff Snowden, Les Tilley.
19: Yvette Lewis.
5: Mikayla Weir.
3: Louise Day.
2: Emily Atkinson, Liam Blanch, Jenny Duggan, Clayton Gallagher, Qin Yong.
1: Sam Clenton, Kate Cowan, Stefanie Metcalfe, Wendy Peel.