POPULAR horsewoman Tiana McMahon broke a long drought from the winners’ circle yesterday.
Although McMahon has cut a regular path to the ‘number one’ stall as a driver in recent years, this time around was different.
Regaining her trainer’s licence last month, McMahon registered her first win as a trainer since Miss Fondue scoreD in Shepparton on October 17, 2017.
McMahon’s success came via Abhishek, which proved too good at Globe Derby.
“I took out my trainer’s licence again about a month ago and this is my first win since,” McMahon said. “You could actually say it is my first winner on my own as my previous wins were in a partnership.
“Either way, it is good to get back on the board.”
With McMahon in the cart, Abhishek began well from the pole to gain the run of the race behind the favourite, Just Roc.
Proving too slick along the sprint lane, the son of Sportswriter dashed to a four-metre win from Bad Boy Carter.
Rocken In A Storm was two metres away third in 1:59.8 over 1800 metres.
“I considered him a good each way chance, but after settling where he did, I knew he’d be hard to beat,” McMahon said. “At the 400 I was just waiting for an opening as I felt he had them covered.”
One of four pacers McMahon has in work, Abhishek’s follow-up target is likely to be in Port Pirie next week.