By Brad Gray
In Her Time gave Newcastle-raced trainer Ben Smith his biggest thrill in racing after taking out the Group Two Breeders Classic at Randwick, also giving Andrew Adkins his first Stakes win.
The four-year-old Time Thief mare was friendless in betting with many punters staying away due to bar plates being applied for the first time.
In Her Time provides Smith with his biggest win
“We changed the gear pretty early after last start. We trialled in her in the plates and she has been galloping in them so they weren’t a worry. We were confident,” Smith said.
“She has got great determination. I told Andrew to not be afraid if you got stuck three wide, she just needs room and if you give her room you’ll see the best of her.
“We’ve always had an opinion of her. She was just a bit immature early on and we were probably a bit too ambitions but now I’ve had a bit of time with her and been able to work her out. If I keep her fresh and space her runs she seems to be much better.
“I’d like to keep her at the sprint distances at this stage but if she can settle a little bit more early on you’ll see her up to 1400m.”
In Her Time takes out the G2 Breeders Classic. Very happy owners!
Well done Ben Smith! pic.twitter.com/xjxS1eiZVa
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