Courtesy of www.kendrickracingstables.com.au
THEY say patience is a virtue and that is especially the case in racing.
The patience of the owners of Mr Rainmaker paid off when the four-year-old broke through at his 11th career start after five frustrating career placings.
The Darby Racing-syndicated gelding broke his maiden status in good style, winning at the Sunshine Coast over 1200m on Monday, August 11.
Ridden by Damien Browne, he bolted in by four lengths after finishing second over the same course and distance on July 27.
Trainer Stuart Kendrick said the strength of the win suggested there would be more to follow.
"Damien Browne was very impressed,'' he said.
"We took the blinkers off which helped him settle in behind them before finishing with a rush.
"The horse has really thrived over the last couple of weeks.
"It was great to get the win for the owners who have stuck with this horse."
Mr Rainmaker, formerly trained by Gerald Ryan, placed in three of five starts before coming north to the Sunshine Coast.
He continued that frustrating run with two seconds from his first four starts for Kendrick Racing before taking the next step with his breakthrough win.