Walcha mare claims victory

Testability won for her new trainer for the first time at Tamworth on Friday.

The former Queensland mare was having her second run for Walcha trainer George Woodward when she finished powerfully down the outside on Friday to claim the Shay Brennan Constructions Benchmark 55 Handicap (1200m).

With boom apprentice Cejay Graham aboard, the six-year-old daughter of Testa Rossa speared to a two-length win from Michael Mulholland’s Juju Man with Michelle Fleming’s Split The Atom a length and a quarter away third.

Cejay Graham celebrated her 18th race win with a swamping ride and is now just two wins away from losing her 3kg claim.

She has also become something of a pin-up girl for the Woodward stable too – delivering the only two wins of the new season to the Walcha stable.

“She’ll go places,” George Woodward predicted.

“She did everything right,” he said.

Testability was having just her second start for Woodward.

“Yeah, only had her a short time,” he said.

“She was on the coast but came to me. She will win over 1600m. She is looking for 1400m now,” he said after winning over the 1200m.

“We’ve got to build her up though, she’s been a bad eater.”

He said he is “looking for a1400m race for her now”.