Twoznotenough picked up the fourth win of her 15-start South Island career with a determined victory over Kings Pal in the $25,000 Willow Glen Stud Waimate Cup this afternoon.
The daughter of Sakhee’s Secret began her career in the New Plymouth stable of part-owner Allan Sharrock, but her move south 14 months ago has reaped rich rewards.
Now trained by Les and Richard Didham at Riccarton Park, she has won the $40,000 Francolin Stakes at Riverton, the Listed Great Easter Stakes at Riccarton, the Reefton Cup and today’s Waimate Cup, adding more than $100,000 to her career prize-money earnings.
Ridden in today’s 1840-metre event by Terry Moseley, Twoznotenough settled in fourth place behind Maid Of Steel, Kings Pal and The Gordonian. She was squeezed back to sixth as the field turned out of the back straight, but Moseley didn’t panic and brought the seven-year-old wide around the home turn to make her bid.
Twoznotenough produced a smart turn of foot through the Heavy10 ground to challenge for the lead halfway down the home straight, then fought hard to edge out Kings Pal in a head-bobbing finish.
The win completed a big double on the day for the Didhams, who also took out the $15,000 George & Mary Hennessy 1200 with Fairlight.
It was a big day for the Canterbury club, which staged its first meeting at the track in five years. Its facilities were badly damaged by high winds in September 2013.
Other highlights this afternoon included a winning double for leading apprentice Tina Comignaghi and top jockey Chris Johnson, and a race-one trifecta for Riverton trainer Stephen Blair-Edie.