Young trainer Laura McCullum landed the first NSW winner of her fledgling career after Necessary scored a dominant win at Albury yesterday.
Ridden by Robbie Beattie, Necessary ($10) took out the $22,000 Open Hcp, (1600m) by three lenghths.
Necessary surged to the lead halfway down the straight and careered away for an emphatic win over Black Wand ($3.50) and Waiting For A Mate ($3.50).
McCullum had previously trained four winners, all on Victorian tracks.
Necessary was dropping sharply in grade after contesting city races at her past three starts when she had finished outside the placings on all three occasions.
McCullum revealed a change in Necessary's training regime had sparked the return to form.
"She had been a little bit disappointing in her last couple of starts," McCullum said.
"So I trained her a bit differently from her last start and she has come out and produced the goods today.
"I have been riding her a lot more myself but previously I had been keeping off her back because she has had problems with her joints.
"She has done a lot more work on the water treadmill as well."
Trainer Mitch Beer also chimed in with a winner after Sunrise Ruby ($4.40) won the $22,000 Benchmark 58 Handicap, (1175m) with Richard Bensley aboard.
Blaike McDougall claimed the riding honours with a winning treble.
The red-hot hoop was at his brilliant best aboard Encyclopedia, Northernero and Hellova Night and extend his career best season.