FOUR-YEAR-OLD Hingus Rose may have a feminine name but there's no doubt she's as tough as old boots.
The Swiss Ace mare's last decent spell was in September last year when she has six months between starts.
Since resuming in March this year, she's had 16 starts, but you wouldn't have guessed it watching her win a Benchmark 85 (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday, December 1.
"She's so tough,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said after the metropolitan victory.
"We give her a week at the farm and the next week she's back at the track,'' he said.
Ridden by Damian Browne, Hingus Rose ($5) was perfectly positioned in second in the run, within striking distance of the leader but with a buffer to the swoopers when she made her move and hit the front in the straight.
She held on to score her seventh career win in 23 starts, taking her earnings past $245,000. She has also placed on nine occasions.
"I'd love to sneak her into one of the fillies and mares black type races," Kendrick said.
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