Winning feeling for Schiller

WINNING EDGE: Lovethatfeeling takes out the first race on a big Easter Sunday card at Wagga on Sunday for Peter Schiller and Blake Jones. Picture: Laura Hardwick
WINNING EDGE: Lovethatfeeling takes out the first race on a big Easter Sunday card at Wagga on Sunday for Peter Schiller and Blake Jones. Picture: Laura Hardwick

A gear adjustment and a better draw has helped Lovethatfeeling to her first win at Wagga on Sunday.

Seventh on debut when forced to sit without cover, Lovethatfeeling was much improved in her second race start.

Able to lead all the way, the two-year-old filly lead kept all her rivals at bay.

Sent out a $2.80 favourite, Lovethatfeeling went on to defeat Sword And Shield ($10.90) by 1.1 metres.

Young trainer Peter Schiller was impressed with her efforts.

“She went good, I’m real happy,” Schiller said.

“We put a Murphy blind on her and that stopped her from hanging.

“She’d only had the one start before and hung a bit, but she steered good today.

“We got to the front and that helped.”

With Samara Crocker scratched, Lovethatfeeling started from the pole draw and reinsman Blake Jones was able to find the front early and dictate terms.

Schiller believes the big filly will continue to improve.

"I thought if we could hold the lead we would take some beating and it turned out that way,” he said. “That is only a part of how much better she will be down the track.

“She’s not 100 per cent race fit yet.”

Schiller is now eyeing a two-year-old fillies race at Coolamon next week, prefering to stick to racing against her own sex.

He also expects grandson Nic Dewar to be back on board after Jones drove the filly at her first two starts.

The win was part of a race-to-race double to start the meeting for Jones, who also drove Corbie Jolt to victory.