It was a day for the roughies early on at Dubbo Turf Club on Thursday, with Sally Torrens’ Supreme Goddess starting the upsets in the first of the day.
Supreme Goddess, a $19 outsider without a win April of last year, took out the Kennards Hire Dubbo Benchmark 60 Handicap (1600m) for visiting Tamworth trainer, Sally Torrens.
In a competitive event, featuring the Cameron Crockett-trained pair Kingsbridge and Dubali as well as Oskastar, trained at Dubbo by Garry Lunn, Supreme Goddess got a clear run on the extreme outside and went on to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.
“I’m really, really happy,” Torrens said.
“It’s only her third start back from a decent spell and she’s found a bit of form again.
“It was always going to take her a few runs before she got up and I thought she might have needed in today and there would be a good race for her at Gunnedah next Saturday but we’ll probably put a pen through that one now.
“She’s a handy, little honest mare.”
Torrens added a trip to Gunnedah still could be on the cards but it depends on how many benchmark points the six-year-old mare accrues following the Dubbo win.
The trainer was also pleased with the performance of jockey Mikayla Weir, who got Supreme Goddess to move forward after being deep in the field early.
“It was wonderful. She’s not an easy horse to ride, she take some riding and Mikayla told me afterwards she busted her becuase she's so lazy,” Torrens said.
“But Mikayla rode her a treat. She always rides her well.”
The win was the fourth of Supreme Goddess’ career and came in start number 31.
Three of the first four winners paid $18 or more.