A decision to leave Iffraajable south after her win at Ascot Park earlier this month paid off with the four-year-old mare posting her second consecutive victory at the Invercargill course on Saturday.
Settling midfield in the 1400m contest, jockey Kavish Chowdhoory let the pacemakers battle it out in front before making his bid coming into the turn. He moved wide and quickly raced past the majority of the field before settling down to reel in the leader Lily of the Valley.
A determined Iffraajable got her head in front close to home, winning by half a length.
“It was a good result,” trainer Andrew Carston said. “She is a mare I have always liked but she has just taken a bit of time to mature and I’m so happy she is putting things together now.
“It’s great for Go Racing and Haunui Farm, I’m grateful they have put their faith in me.
“I’m also grateful to Sally McKay who has looked after her while she has been down here since her win last week.”
A daughter of former Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Iffraaj, Iffraajable now has two wins and four placings to her credit from 12 starts. She has hit a purple patch of form and has run in the money in five of her last seven starts this preparation.