HE’S unlikely to look back on it as fondly as Niblick’s stunning gold cup victory but Ceccanti’s barnstorming win in the Wilson Transformer handicap over a mile gave Brett Cavanough plenty to smile about yesterday.
The mare, ridden well off the rail to escape the boggy ground, left the rest of the field in her wake over the final stages to record a third straight victory after recent wins at Wagga and Kilmore.
And Cavanough is more than happy to keep cashing in on the late bloomer’s golden run.
“Once these mares are in form they seem to hold it,” he said.
“It took a while to work her out but I was pretty hard on her last preparation and learned a lot about her.
“She’s come back from that bigger and stronger.”
Cavanough said Ceccanti had become one of his most reliable gallopers.
“She never fails you, or lets you down,” he said.
Doubt Not, trained by Bede Murray, finished second while Odin’s Hammer was third.