A purchase during a night out is turning into a real money spinner.
Fox Tales made it four wins from eight starts with an impressive display at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Sunday.
Leading all the way in the Riverina Plaster Works Wagga Whiz (1000m), the Nick Olive-trained four-year-old never looked it danger on defeat.
He went on to defeat Mitchell Road by over two lengths.
Leading jockey Brendan Ward believes there is plenty of upside in the lightly raced son of Foxwedge.
“it’s a very progressive horse on the way up,” Ward said.
Resuming with a disappointing third at the Sapphire Coast, Ward thought a more aggressive approach worked this time around.
“First up the other day at the Sapphie Coast was probably a little but disappointing but it probably didn’t look as well in the coat as it did today,” Ward said.
“Last start is just didn’t travel that well so I was very positive and wanted to go forward and lead today.
“It won with authority.”
Unplaced in two attempts in the city last year, co-owner Manny Notaras, who made the trip from Canberra to watch, is hoping for another crack at some bigger races later in the season.
“He likes the heavy track but he’s also had a lot of injuries so we haven’t seen the best of him yet,” he said.
Buying into Fox Tales during a night out with Olive, Notaras also brought NSW deputy premier John Barilaro into the ownership, who was quick to send a text message after the win.