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That was the prediction for the five-year-old son of Stratum after he finally broke through for his first win at the Hawkesbury Race Club's race meeting held on Thursday 28th January.

OVERCAST began his racing career in Western Australia under the guidance of trainer Todd Harvey. After having five race starts in the west it was decided to ship him east to start a new life with Singleton Racing.

The horse was given a good spell and in the ensuing preparation he performed very consistently without winning, finishing out of the top five only twice out of his ten starts.

OVERCAST had earned a break and was spelled with the view of gaining the success he and the patient owner deserved next prep.

With the sun overhead it was time for race four of the afternoon, the betting market had OVERCAST as second favourite at $4.20 after easing slightly from his opening quote of $3.30.

The punters had a couple of good pointers that he was a winning chance after his previous run at Canterbury on a heavy track, Kathy O'Hara was also his jockey on that occasion.

Scott, knowing his horse had come through that run well, decided to back him up after only six days and it paid dividends.

OVERCAST began nicely from barrier one and 400 metres after they had jumped Kathy had settled her mount midfield, five lengths off the runaway leaders, the $3.20 favourite Caesar's Ghost and Mosh Pit.

The pair began to increase their tempo after passing the 1000 metres mark, positioned one off the fence and travelling .

Kathy sensing the leaders were tiring, angled OVERCAST to the outside of Caesar's Ghost and asked her mount for that final effort.

Once into the straight and nicely balanced horse and rider were full of running and 200 metres from the post the pair were a length in front and heading for victory.

Nearing the winning post being eased down, OVERCAST went on to win by a length and a half in the time of 1:49.50.

Congratulations go to all concerned especially to the owner Ms F J Macdonald, we thank you for the opportunity to train your horse. The win has been a long time coming, however there are sunny skies ahead and we look forward to a bright future.

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