It was what this preparation received when SPINNING DAWN notched up his second victory, this time at a provincial class race meeting held at Hawkesbury on Tuesday 2nd June.
Following a fourth placing on the track at his previous start, the three year-old son of Spinning World appeared to appreciate the fact that he was to compete on his home track again.
Along with the other positives - it was a 1400 metre race, jockey Christian Reith was to ride again and two gear changes - blinkers off, noseroll off, all of these indicated that a winning performance may be on the cards.
Although easy in the betting at $9.50, there was a positive feel surrounding horse and jockey as they made their way to the start located in the back straight of the track, adjacent to our stables.
After jumping on terms with the field, the jockey had positioned SPINNING DAWN midfield on the fence going along at a steady rhythm, which he and his mount were both comfortable with.
The pair remained in this spot passing the 800 metres and stayed there until just before the home turn when the three year-old was taken off the rail and began making a forward move.
It was now down to business, with his mount gathering momentum, Christian ensured that SPINNING DAWN was afforded clear running, unfortunately 300 metres out, a gap that had appeared in front of them, two horses off the fence, closed, this forced the jockey to take his horse to the outside of the leading pair, Anthony's Best and Cann I.
On seeing daylight and balanced, although hanging in slightly SPINNING DAWN was full of running under the urgings of his rider and went on to win by a neck margin to Anthony's Best which stuck on well on the rail and third place going to the fast finishing Tanita, producing a good run after blowing the start and travelling well back throughout.
His owners, members of the Kowalzcuk and Tobin families, M P Dengate and T W Ryan would agree, the win definitely puts a positive spin on the future racing career of their horse.
We sincerely congraulate them all and wish them even more successes from here on.