Bay mare Arrow Haze had beginners luck on her side when she won the Dubbo Domain F&M Maiden Plate at the Dubbo Turf Club on Melbourne Cup Day.
The four-year-old started in her first professional race and finished well in front of her rivals over 1200 metres on a good track.
Bathurst based trainer Roy McCabe said he couldn’t have asked for a better start to the mare’s racing career.
“She drew wide so I just wanted her to go back and find cover and see if she could find the line which she did,” he said.
“The race worked out 100 percent how we wanted so I am happy we stuck to our plan.”
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Jockey Anthony Cavallo said once he got the horse into a good position in the field he thought the race could end well.
“We ended up in a good spot and when the others slowed up I made a mid-race move and it paid off,” he said.
“She is a first starter and is just learning the ropes, but she will improve.
“I think Roy will give me first option to ride her again.”
McCabe said his mare has a bright future.
“She is very green still, but I reckon she’ll go on and win plenty more races that’s for sure, she’s a nice little filly,” he said.
“We will race her at Bathurst in ten days time and then she’ll most likely head to the paddock for a good three-month break to let her grow and mature.
“She can do a few things wrong, she is a bit funny at the barriers, we’ve had her for a few preparations and that’s how she is. She’s a funny little mare and we’ll work with her and figure her out.”