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Drought Ends For Hawkesbury Trainer

Hawkesbury trainer Wanda Ings landed her first winner for the season at Newcastle on Saturday.

Drought Ends For Hawkesbury Trainer

Hawkesbury trainer Wanda Ings landed her first winner for the season at Newcastle on Saturday.

Ings didn’t have a suitable horse for her rich home track stand alone meeting so took the next best option and headed up the freeway to Newcastle with her maiden runner Speed Camera Horseform.

Putting five minor placings behind her Speed Camera with Chris O’Brien aboard overcame difficulties to come from last for her first win in 12 starts.


Ings became the 21st Hawkesbury trainer to win at least one race this season, and was understandably delighted to be back in the winning list.

“It’s been so quiet; I was beginning to think I had lost it,” she quipped. “I have tipped out a few horses recently and now have only 12 in work.

“I’ve got three very nice unraced fillies by Hinchinbrook, Epaulette and Albrecht to come into work and I’m trying to finalise syndicates to race them.”

Ings purchased the well-named Speed Camera, out of the Don Eduardo mare Pictures Of You, at one of the last sales at the old Newmarket complex because she is an unabashed fan of her sire Smart Missile .

“I really like Smart Missile; I think he is a super stallion,” she said.

Ings said Speed Camera was still learning and would like to find another suitable 1600m race before possibly stepping her up in distance.

Speed Camera wasn’t the only Hawkesbury to put an end to minor placings. Matthew Vella posted his third victory of the season when I’m A Legend won his maiden at Goulburn on Sunday.

The Nicconi four-year-old had been placed on seven occasions – including four in town – from his previous nine starts.

Vella put blinkers on the gelding, who was having only his third start for him after beginning his career with Les Bridge at Randwick.

I'M A Legend Horseform conceded between 3 to 6.5kg to his rivals, and his performance was good enough to suggest this won’t be his only success.

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