One More Try winning at The Valley (Image: Racing Photos)
An unkind ballot from her hometown cup at Ballarat last week has turned out well for One More Try, who broke a two-year absence from the winner's stall at The Valley on Saturday.
Cumani had hoped to run the mare in last week's $500,000 Ballarat Cup but she paid the price for her winless period when balloted out.
Her connections only had a week to rue their luck as she stepped out at The Valley with blinkers added to her gear and got the job done in the Benchmark 90 race over 2040 metres.
"She's been a bit frustrating, but she clearly is a good horse," he said. "She's been flying home late and the form all around her has been working out beautifully.
"Today, a bit of a drop in class, I was hoping that she could do it but I was a little bit worried when she got shuffled back. She broke really well today and put herself in a good spot but kept getting shuffled back and I thought it'd be a repeat again.
"Luckily he got her out in time and got her across the line in front."
Despite her winless period, punters sent out One More Try out the $4.20 favourite and with Craig Williams in the saddle, she managed to edge out Barade ($11) by a head, with a length to Hang Man ($8.50) in third place.
Williams said her winless run did not concern him going into the race.
"Her form was perfect for today," he said. "She found the right race. We dad a little bit of a traffic jam but the blinkers really worked so credit to Matt to get through a preparation and then to put the blinkers on and get the desired result today."
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