STAR Witness three-year-old Rabbit Hunter has ended a frustrating run of minor placings in spectacular style.
Ridden by James Orman, Rabbit Hunter ($9) broke through with a midweek city win in a Doomben Maiden (1050m) on Wednesday, February 13.
He sprung a huge upset, beating hot favourite McKinlay Miss ($1.60) by three-quarters of a length.
"It was a barnstorming finish,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"This horse has been just so frustrating. Even today he did things wrong,'' he said.
"Once the penny drops he will be a good horse."
Before the breakthrough win, Rabbit Hunter had rattled up six minor placings in seven career starts, including an unlucky last-start third at the Sunshine Coast.
The eye-catching city win was a great advertisement for another horse Kendrick Racing recently secured.
"We've just picked up a stunning filly at the Inglis Classic sale by Star Witness out of a half-sister to the dam of our top racehorse Doubtfilly,'' Kendrick said.
"Shares will be available soon."
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