Brave Overstay outstays them at Kilmore
Sep 09, 2017
Perseverance finally paid off for Overstay with her determined victory at Kilmore.
Overstay had spent more than a year away from racing due a tendon injury and took time to build fitness and confidence since resuming from her long break.
Overstay ran a promising fourth at Echuca on July 10 but struggled on the Geelong Synthetic track at her last run before a short break.
That short break was all Overstay needed to find her best form in the Plus Warehousing and Logistics Handicap (1450m) at Kilmore.
Prolific winner Linda Meech took the ride on Overstay and was positive from the outset aboard the daughter of Street Cry, sending her forward to raced handy to the speed to the home turn.
Overstay wanted to get out wide in the straight but was too determined for her opposition, scoring by a head for her first win in almost two years.
"She was great," Meech said. "She jumped well and without great speed in the race she was able to sit second where she relaxed and travelled comfortably"
"Hopefully she can take plenty from that win because you could tell she was tense pre-race"
Overstay’s second win at her 14th start earned connections a $10,800 winner’s cheque but more importantly, gave the five-year-old’s owners with a terrific reward for their patience.
Congratulations to Overstay’s owners and all involved in getting her back to winning form.