INJURED horsewoman Charlene Gusman received the ideal tonic last night.
While Gusman recovers from a horrific race fall, her stable star, Hes Charlies Angel, was winning in Melton.
Gusman was involved in a fall during the last race at Shepparton on June 11, which saw her catapulted into the air before crashing to the track.
Immediately in agony, Gusman was taken to hospital, where she was diagnosed with four broken ribs and muscle damage in her bicep region.
“Originally they thought my arm was broken, but it’s muscle and tissue damage,” Gusman said. “I’ve got four broken ribs, which will keep me out for a while, but it won’t stop me from driving again!
“I’m still feeling sore and sorry for myself, but watching my boy win last night eased the pain.”
Driven by Gusman’s partner, David Miles, Hes Charlies Angel worked to the lead from barrier four before scoring by half-head from early pacemaker, Ozzie Playboy.
In a ‘blanket finish’, Rocknroll Walla was a head away third.
“He’s probably not quite as good in front as he knocks off,” Miles said. “He did run away from them a little at the top of the straight, but it wasn’t until he saw those inside his dolly vardens that he actually stuck his head out and came again in the last 10 strides.
“Overall it was a good run and will serve him well as he heads to Queensland next week.
“We’re hoping he gets a run in The Rising Sun, but if not, there are still plenty of good options for him in coming weeks.”