Smart filly Blame It On Me won her seventh race from 11 starts in the $10,000 Faithful Park Stud 3YO at Mowbray on Sunday night but her record could be even better.
She lost her biggest win, the $50,000 Evicus Stakes final, when she tested positive to arsenic after chewing treated pine fencing, and she has spent time on the sidelines with a broken pastern bone.
However owner-trainer Doug Nettlefold has got her back in top form in time for the Bandbox series which has heats at Mowbray on November 1 and a $50,000 final a week later.
Blame It On Me resumed with a tough win after facing the breeze in Hobart last week and followed it up with a comfortable win over Kosimo and Kohanah on Sunday night rating 1:58 for the 2200m.
The filly drew outside the front row and, after driver Natalee Emery worked forward to find the front, punters who took the short odds had little cause for concern.
Emery said after the filly's first-up win that she had come back a better horse.
"She was always a nice two-year-old but I always said to Doug she would make a better three-year-old - she has matured a lot and developed," the driver told the Tasracing web site.
MARE MONSTERS RIVALS AGAIN
Former Kiwi mare Loch Ness Franco was another easy all-the-way winner in the Rating 50-53 Pace.
Although the official margin was only 3.3m, Loch Ness Franco had established a winning break on the home turn and trainer-driver Conor Crook took his foot off the accelerator in the closing stages.
The four-year-old has won two of her three starts since coming to Tasmania.
In between wins, she was beaten as a $1.40 favourite a fortnight ago when she had to work for 600m mid-race to find the death.
Crook said he wasn't disappointed with that effort under the circumstances as she was up in class and had "run up to her ability."
BETTER BELIEVE IT: HE'S BACK IN FORM
Five-year-old gelding Believe In Forever continued his revitalised form for new trainer Geoff Smith with a last-to-first performance in the Rating 58-64 Pace.
After getting caught three wide early, driver Rohan Hillier took a punt and eased all the way to the rear.
It was a bold move but it paid dividends as just when favourite Lord Stark and Scotlynn Beach looked set to fight out the finish, Believe In Forever swamped out them wide and was running away on the line.
Believe In Forever is now two-from-two for Northdown-based Smith after spending most of his Tasmanian career with Rohan Hadley and having a more recent stint with Conor Crook.
He had won only one race when he arrived from Victoria in May 2018 but went on to win five of his first seven starts for Hadley and won another two races for the trainer late last year.
1- 3YO, 2200m: 1.90 fav BLAME IT ON ME (N Emery) 1, 12.00 Kosimo (R Hillier) 2, 13.00 Kohanah (B Rattray) 3. Then followed: 21.00 Bold Centurian, 5.00 Kadar, 26.00 Machbev, 101.00 Bitoscotty, 4.60 Kivik. Scr: Watchmylips. 12m, 12m. 1:58.0. Winner trained by D Nettlefold. Tote divs: W 1.70; P 1.10, 2.30, 2.50. Q 9.40. E 7.50. T 62.20. F4 357.50.
2- NR50-53, 2200m: 1.35 fav LOCH NESS FRANCO (C Crook) 1, 19.00 My Ultimate Romeo (T McDonald) 2, 21.00 Ideal Karalta (J Walters). Then followed: 26.00 Princely Reign, 101.00 Hashtag Finally, 26.00 War Dan Star, 101.00 Good Feeling, 26.00 Emjays Black Chip, 41.00 Midair Meltdown, 17.00 Tracer Bullet, 7.00 Queen Of Diamonds, 51.00 Karalta Moondance. 3.3m, 6.3m. 2:01.6. Winner trained by C Crook. Tote divs: W 1.20; P 1.00, 2.40, 3.00. Q 6.10. E 7.30. T 40.90. F4 274.40.
3- NR58-64, 2200m: 4.00 BELIEVE IN FOREVER (R Hillier) 1, 3.00 fav Lord Stark (C Crook) 2, 9.50 Scotlynn Beach (M Jones) 3. Then followed: 5.00 Kiavino Stride, 31.00 Shadow Ross, 8.00 Damitsam, 21.00 Live For Peace, 26.00 Hezatoff, 151.00 Boltnmach, 26.00 Rowley, 31.00 Tarleton Riley, 26.00 Blacklist. 2.3m, 0.2m. 1:59.9. Winner trained by G Smith. Tote divs: W 4.50; P 1.90, 1.40, 2.30. Q 7.30. E 16.00. T 84.60. F4 122.50.
4- NR65-79, 2200m: 11.00 YATSENYUK LEIS (R Hadley) 1, 4.20 Kardesler (R Duggan) 2, 3.60 fav Somedan (H Van dongen) 3. Then followed: 12.00 Art Frenzy, 31.00 The Shady One, 16.00 Reign Of Pain, 41.00 Goggo Gee Gee, 81.00 Chasing Cheetahs, 101.00 Hez The One, 4.20 Christian Major, 12.00 Proficient, 16.00 Cardinal Ringo. 2m, 1.2m. 2:00.7. Winner trained by S Barnes. Tote divs: W 11.40; P 2.50, 1.80, 1.60. Q 22.90. E 75.20. T 224.30.
5- NR54-57, 2200m: 3.80 fav DONNY IN PARIS (C Crook) 1, 8.50 Nine Diamonds (T McDonald) 2, 8.50 Black Ops (M Yole) 3. Then followed: 10.00 Jigamaroom, 21.00 Devil Of Tyne, 7.50 Im Quite American, 6.00 Christian Jaz, 61.00 Pink Ponder, 26.00 Ozzie Major, 101.00 Denstown, 81.00 Always A Stride, 5.00 Karalta Invader. 5.2m, 4.3m. 1:59.8. Winner trained by S Lukac. Tote divs: W 3.70; P 1.40, 2.80, 2.70. Q 14.90. E 73.70. T 174.60.
6- NR55/B, 2200m: 3.90 JOCUND (T Rattray) 1, 31.00 Altana Blue (S Clotworthy) 2, 26.00 Perfect Mach (H Van Dongen) 3. Then followed: 151.00 Artiflash, 16.00 Our Percius, 15.00 Karalta Dazzler, 7.50 Baccarat, 19.00 Jeans Mattjesty, 17.00 Velocity Stride, 3.00 fav The Thug, 51.00 Brian Who, 26.00 Aitutaki, 16.00 Heza Rummage, 16.00 Lake Eyre. 5.2m, 0.1m. 2:04.6. Winner trainer by T Rattray. Tote divs: W 4.50; P 1.80, 10.90, 7.20. Q 84.50.
7- 2YO, 1680m: 1.22 fav BRIDWOOD BELLA (C Crook) 1, 3.50 Demand Respect (R Duggan) 2, 61.00 Vin Dan (M Yole) 3. Then followed: 26.00 Melody Beach, 41.00 Hurrikane Kiwi. Scr: Our Ideal Fella. 10.8m, 18.6m. Winner trained by R Hadley. Tote divs: W 1.50; P 1.00, 1.20, ntd. Q 1.20. E 1.80. T: 10.00.