Sharp ‘n’ Silver was back to her winning best at Reefton scoring a midweek victory in the Birchfield Coal Mines (1400m).
The five-year-old mare won at Cromwell two starts ago before only beating one home at Kurow last start.
She was back in form on Wednesday, jumping well in the five horse field to travel just off the pacemaker Bluey’s Chance.
Jockey Kylie Williams then asked for an effort on the straight and Sharp ‘n’ Silver responded pinning her ears back and finishing strongly to down Bluey’s Chance to claim a narrow victory.
"I was a bit disappointed at Kurow but am happy she is back on track,” trainer Andrew Carston said.
“I think maybe just ridden a bit off the speed she had something to chase.
“It was another tough win.”
Carston has no set plan with the daughter of Guillotine though indicated she would race next Saturday at either Gore or Wellington.
“At this stage I am undecided,” he said. “I will just see what she does and what the weather does.”
Carston was also pleased with stablemate Ticket To Ride who finished runner-up in the Wild Buck NZ Ale/Ikamatua Hotel Reefton Cup (1400m).
“It was a gallant run,” Carston said. “She gave the winner seven kilos in weight so to go down by such a short margin (long neck) was still a really good effort.”