Bill Thurlow could have another promising mare on his hands after Calling Us Home won the Carole Buick 1100 convincingly by 2-1/2 lengths at Woodville on Thursday.
The Waverley trainer is in for an exciting season with Group One stayer Glory Days and Group One performer Beyond The Fort (Niagara), and he believes Calling Us Home is capable of also adding black type to her page.
It was the first victory in five starts for the four-year-old daughter of Niagara (pictured), who placed in her first three starts.
“I just can’t believe she was a maidener,” Thurlow said. “Things just didn’t go quite right last time, but we were pretty confident she would go well.
“I own her myself, so I would like to get some black-type somewhere along the line, but we will play it by ear.
“It’s a mid-week maiden, so we will just see.”
Jockey Rosie Myers was pleased with the win and believes Call Us Home has plenty of ability.
“I haven’t had one that easy for a while,” she said. “She travelled up beautifully and she let down when I asked her to.
“She should go on with it. Every run she has had has had credit to it, I think she has got the ability there.”
-NZ Racing Desk