LANCELOT HALL will forever hold a special place in the memory of Alanah Pitt after the pacer provided the 21-year-old with her first career winner at Wagga on Friday.
With only one win to his name from 64 previous starts, Lancelot Hall produced something extra to win the second race of his career.
Pitt has only had a handful of drives and is also the owner of Lancelot Hall, which she purchased for $1000 from his previous home at Broken Hill.
The pacer’s other win took place at Broken Hill in January of last year before he joined the Shane Hillier stable at Leeton, whom Pitt assists.
Lancelot Hall has raced eight times for his new stable for four seconds and was certainly overdue to break through.
The seven-year-old had been close up in two previous starts before retiring from his previous start when he suffered a damaged wheel.
Pitt was delighted to break through with her “$1000 buy from Broken Hill”
“It’s really good to finally win. I haven’t had a lot of drives and Shane and Kim Hillier have been great help to me,” she said.
Pitt, who lives and works in Hay, but is a Leeton girl, travels frequently to drive her horse.
It was a day out for the female drivers with Miranda McLoughlin winning the second race of her career on Shes Courageous.
Finding the lead form the outside of the front line, Shes Courageous produced a carbon copy performance of her previous win at Wagga in March.
McLoughlin assists Shes Courageous’ trainer Trevor White, while the mare is owned by White’s niece, Sarah White.
Cowra’s Monique Parsons rounded out the day for the girls with the well-performed Kyalla Stuart blitzing his rivals.
Kyalla Stuart worked early before finding the front and racing clear for his 14th career victory from 144 starts.
The veteran has also been placed 43 times and always performs at Wagga, according to trainer Shannon Rye.
“He likes these 800m tracks where he can get to the front and it takes a fairly good horse to get past him,” he said.
Meanwhile, it was the welcome back owner Luke Mulley hoped for when district newcomer Schouten Island won first-up.
The former Victorian had been placed nine times from 19 previous starts with one win at Cobram before Mulley purchased the four-year-old.
Mulley hadn’t raced a horse for several years before he returned with Schouten Island.