TEMORA trainer Anthony Deep picked up his first win as Champion Miss broke her run outs of at Menangle.
The 48-year-old only took out his trainer’s licence at the start of the season and had his first runner in December, but brought up a memorable victory on Tuesday.
Currently staying at Menangle with former Temora boy Jarrod Alchin, Deep thought the larger tracker made the difference as Champion Miss scored her first win since August.
“She’s been going good but hasn’t been able to win for a long while,” Deep said.
“The track down here suited her as you just pull out in the straight and not running around a corner makes a difference.”
Deep helped Ron Tarbit put plenty of polish on the mare at the start her career when she won five of her first nine race, only missed the placings once, but she hasn’t had the same strike rate as she’s risen though the grades.
The win was Champion Miss’ eighth from 33 starts.
The five-year-old was coming off a second placing at Young, before claiming leader Vintage Cullen in the last stride to win by a head in a new best mile rate of 1:56.4.
Deep is confident she’ll be close to the mark at Menangle on Tuesday, but he’s had to scratch two-year-old Chucky Balboa for the NSW Breeders Challenge heats due to illness.
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