THE tough decision to stay at home proved worthwhile for Wagga trainer Paul Kahlefeldt on the weekend.
Kahlefeldt decided to stay at home in Wagga and missed out on watching Dandino race to victory in the group three $300,000 Queens Cup (2600m) at Flemington.
Kahlefeldt and fellow Wagga man Craig McKenzie are two of Dandino’s owners.
Kahlefeldt decided to stay and take his team of pacers to the Griffith Cup meeting on Sunday.
It was worth the wait as Miss Ponder ($47.50) took out the $10,200 Bidgee Bulk Griffith Cup (2150m) as the rank outsider of the field.
“The day wasn’t going real good until she won,” Kahlefeldt said.
“We really thought she was a chance. She’s better in those higher class races when they run along.”
It is Kahlefeldt’s fifth Griffith Cup and came courtesy of a top drive from Jason Grimson.
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