Mescaminto has returned to the winners list by saluting at Benalla on Sunday.
The pre-race favourite delivered on her short odds to claim a narrow victory in the 0-58 Handicap (1606m).
Mescaminto sat second at the 800m and led at the 400m before holding off Munsa Magic at the line.
Mescaminto sat outside the leader and controlled the race to win at Benalla. She was tough in the finish fighting off Munsa Magic who challenged late. pic.twitter.com/dHjSXHl8ni
— Andrew Dale Racing (@ADaleRacing) November 6, 2022
It was the third career for the five-year-old mare and also the third win by jockey Jack Hill on an ADR galloper.
Racing manager Frazer Dale said it was a great result.
“She’s had a few near misses with four minor placings in her previous seven starts, so it was good to get a winning result here today,” he said.
The stable’s next assignments will come this Friday with runners at Gundagai and then Moonee Valley.
Words: Justin Jenvey