MUSWELLBROOK galloper Sister Joy burst through the pack and into open company in one fell swoop at Tamworth on Tuesday.
The Mark Schmetzer-trained daughter of Al Maher sprinted through an opening for young apprentice Reece Jones to claim the $22,000 Dutton Electrical Benchmark 58 Handicap (1000m).
The six-year-old has now won seven of her 40 starts.
“Not bad for a $10,000 horse,” Schmetzer smiled.
“She’s now won almost $100,000.”
Her prizemoney totals $94,460, a grand amount for her owners which includes Schmetzer and his father.
Jones rode his first winner at Tamworth recently and returned to notch another with a good ride to claim a half-length win from Late Return (Brett Cavanough) with the Connie Greig-trained Raheen Lady a short head away third.
“She’s honest and it we a good ride from the kid, rode her well, didn’t panic,” Schmetzer said.
Jones admitted he had a nice run and was happy to sit just in behind the pace.
“Everything worked out well,” he said after moving off the fence and finding a gap in behind the leaders.
“She’s very honest mare been unlucky with barriers.”
Schmetzer has no plans for the mare but has plenty of options.
“I’ll just find a nice little 1000m for her somewhere,” he said.