By Julieanne Horsman
When Scent Of A Woman arrived at Robert and Luke Price’s south coast stables from Sydney, she was troubled and had a history of not eating properly. But with a long spell and gentle hands they were able to set her on the right track by training her out of the paddock at their Cambewarra property just north west of Nowra.
From six starts for the stable she’s had a win and two thirds and although she finished sixth at her last two starts, they weren’t without merit. Both times she flew home late and was within two lengths of the winner.
“I think every run she has had with us been creditable,” co-trainer Robert Price said. “She has limited ability but always tries hard and finishes strongly.
“I ride most of her work and am really happy with her.
“I enjoy training her because what she lacks in ability she makes up in determination.”
Scent Of A Woman will line up in the Doyles On The Beach Class 1 Handicap (1200m) at Goulburn this Saturday and Price rates her a solid each way chance.
“I’d like to see them run along so she can settle back,” he said. “She has a good sprint if ridden quiet.”
The speed should be there courtesy of rival, Yesteryear. The last start winner was near the front the whole way when victorious at Port Macquarie month ago.
The Prices will also saddle up First Courier in the Divall Earthmoving Benchmark 55 Handicap (1600m), Miss Demi Monde in the Forever Memories Celebrant F&M Maiden Plate (1300m) and Pirellone in the Win A Cruise By Racing At Goulburn In November CG&E Maiden Plate (1300m).
First Courrier ran fourth in a Class 2 1600m race at Kembla Grange on Tuesday but history shows he doesn’t mind a quick back up. At his previous start he won a Benchmark 53 race over 1600m at Nowra, despite having raced seven days before.
“He came through Tuesday’s race nicely and we’ve been happy with his recent runs so we decided to push ahead with Goulburn,” Price said. “He’s really a 2000m horse but finding those races is hard and we didn’t want to have three weeks between runs.”
Pirellone is having his first start for the stable having come to the Prices with problems.
“He’s a big horse but quite weak and nervous,” Price said. “There’s no pressure on his this time and our focus is to find out what’s wrong and try to make it right.
“He’s got a lovely group of owners and some of them are in Scent Of A Woman as well.
“A couple of them are school teachers so they will be coming to the races on Saturday and they can’t usually go during the week.”
In contrast, Miss Demi Monde is having her last race for the stable after failing to record a win in 16 starts. She will most likely be retired.
“She was disappointing and not measuring up in our area unfortunately,” Price said.
Saturday is Girls Day Out at Goulburn with a huge fashions on the field competition, live music, mocktail bar and more.
It’s the lead up meeting to the $150,000 Goulburn Cup on Sunday, 26th November.