Adam Trinder broke the longest drought of his successful training career when Harvey Bay won a fortnight ago and he will be looking to the same horse to continue his momentum at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
The four-year-old steps up in class in the Benchmark 72 Handicap but the claim for promising apprentice Chris Graham will see him drop 3.5 kilograms and he is expected to run well again.
Harvey Bay was only Trinder's 10th winner for the season after he trained 58 the previous year to finish second to Scott Brunton on the premiership table.
However, his long involvement in racing as a jockey and trainer – which started when still a schoolboy – has taught him that the industry can be fickle and dry spells are part of the game.
"I chose not to dwell on it," Trinder told the Tasracing web site when asked how he dealt with his uncharacteristic run of outs.
“I’ve just sorted out the stable and clientele and set my sights on winning next season’s premiership."
Trinder said he was happy to see Harvey Bay back in the winner's stall for the first time since last winter.
"I'm pleased that he has delivered for his owners and I was very pleased with how he went about winning," the trainer said.
“It was a nice ride by Chris (Graham) and a good reward for the hard work he’s been putting in."
Harvey Bay scored by almost a length from stablemate Steel Brom who will be among his rivals again this week.
“Steel Brom ran another honest race and she isn’t far off winning again,” Trinder said.
The main opposition to Trinder's duo should come from smart mares Stella Etoile, trained by Bill Ryan, and Taramaya from the Brunton stable but there are plenty of other chances in the most open race on the program.
SIGGY CARR will be looking for a belated birthday present when she fronts up for a good book of rides at the fourth-last night meeting of the season.
Carr, who turned 29 on Tuesday, faces her biggest challenge on Gee Gees Free Hero in the Barry Campbell Maiden.
The Wordsmith gelding has been placed at seven of his 12 starts but his inability to break through for a win has been costly for punters.
He has never started longer than $7 and has been beaten favourite on numerous occasions, once at the prohibitive odds of $1.30.
However there is not a lot of exposed form in this week’s race and he should find it an easier assignment than chasing home No Money No Honey and Miss Two Pairs at his past two starts.