A mare who failed to make any early impact on her trainer will be out to defend her unbeaten record at Saturday’s Taumarunui meeting.
Liquid Inspiration has made the dream start to her career with two wins from as many starts and she will chase further success in the Maketu Gentlemen’s Club 1215m at Arawa Park.
“She’s definitely surprised me, I can’t believe it actually,” Matamata horseman Wayne Hillis said.
“She was broken in at two and when we got her later on she didn’t know anything and I couldn’t get her out of a canter.
“I even said to the owner that I didn’t want to waste his money, but they said to carry on as the family takes time.”
Liquid Inspiration proved that point when the five-year-old won on debut on her home track and was again successful at Arawa Park last month. The runners-up in those respective races, Trueman and Combat Warrior, have both since won.
“She’s done well since last racing and she’s already won at Arawa Park so that’s a leg up,” Hillis said.
Liquid Inspiration is raced by the estate of the late Mick Evans, whose wife Emma has also been a long-time client of the stable.