WODONGA trainer Craig Widdison is predicting a bright future for Miss Warny after she broke through for her first win at Albury on Friday.
Despite sitting parked for most of the trip, Miss Warny ($4.40) proved too strong over the final furlong to take out the $21,560 Maiden Hcp, (1175m) with Mathew Cahill aboard.
It was the three-year-old filly’s second start this preparation after resuming from a 19-week spell at Wagga last month when unplaced.
“I thought her first-up run was good and she improved sharply second-up today,” Widdison said.
“I was confident she would run well and will improve even further fitness-wise with the run.
“She is still learning and winning will hopefully do wonders as well for her education.
“Matty Cahill got off her and said she hit the front a lot sooner than he would have liked but she was travelling that well and didn’t want to wait for the opposition.
“She dug deep which is another promising sign and she is well bred and I think a progressive horse in the making.”
Widdison said Miss Warny could possibly form part of his Albury Cup carnival assault but would have at least one more run before the March carnival.
The Country Championship preview was taken out by Canberra galloper Dutchesse Moshe.
The mare is ineligible for the SDRA Country Championship qualifier at Albury on February 23.
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