Caitlin McElhinney was destined to take up harness racing - it is in her blood.
And since deciding to make the move from her home base at Nowra to Tamworth last year, the 19-year-old has shown that she knows what she wants out of her chosen career.
The young trainer and reinswoman has produced another winner, with Power To Bolt taking out the Multiquip Transport Pace at Tamworth on Thursday afternoon.
"My horse was cruising in the race - I didn't want to fight him too much," McElhinney said.
The six-year-old gelding's previous win was last October.
"He's a nice, honest horse - and he picks up prizemoney," McElhinney said.
Power To Bolt captured his seventh career win at race start 76. He also has 13 placings.
"He has been a bit unlucky with draws," McElhinney said.
Commencing from the eight barrier off the second row, McElhinney just "followed through" to find herself racing out in the breeze - with Dark Side (Courtney Sutherland), from the Len Simon stables, leading the field.
"I was a bit surprised to be racing outside the leader but we travelled into the position nicely and the horse just ran the whole race nicely - he was doing it easy," McElhinney said.
After racing away from the field at the 400m mark, Power To Bolt recorded a 4.2m win over the fast-finishing Cronin (Michael Grima).
Jackeroo Shannon (Sarah Rushbrook) was a half head away in third place, with the mile rate 2min 01.7sec for the 1980m journey. "He finished the race off well," McElhinney said.
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