Andrew Harrington was more than happy to take none of the credit for Blissfulday’s breakthrough at Wagga on Friday night.
The five-year-old scored his first win in 16 months as he swooped late to take out a heat of the HRNSW Rewards Series.
However the Marrar trainer heaped praise on cousin Paige Bevan for getting Blissfulday right.
“She does every thing with him,” Harrington said.
“Works him, washes him and I’m not allowed to touch him.”
It was the first time Blissfulday had won, or even placed since August 2017.
After a few gear adjustments, and plenty of time at the trials, Harrington thought a well time drive from Peter McRae helped him return to winning ways.
“He’s had a few little issues and we changed some gear on him for a while and his runs were probably mediocre, but Paige has had a few trials on him now and sorted him out,” Harrington said.
“He’s going good and it was a good drive from Pete.”
Coming out of the one-one, Blissfulday ($19) ran past Power Past ($7) to win by 2.7 metres.
It books a place in the $10,000 final next week which will be one of the last races at the Wagga Showground.
Harrington is hoping for a good draw in the final.
Blake Jones was the only multiple winner over the nine-race card with success on Leakys Smokin and Ismaha.