DUNDEEL three-year-old He's The Deel has handed jockey Tiffani Brooker her first city win back from injury and kicked off a winning treble for Kendrick Racing.
The stayer-in-the-making and Brooker combined for the breakthrough win in a Maiden (1660m) at Doomben on Wednesday, June 19.
Brooker had not ridden for 11 months when she made an incredible return by winning the Gatton Cup on Travistee earlier this month.
He's The Deel was her fourth ride back.
"It was great to see Tiffani back. She's had a lot of injury issues,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"She's done a great job,'' he said.
He's The Deel's breakthrough win at his sixth career start was very satisfying, Kendrick said.
"He showed us a fair bit early on and in his first two runs (this preparation) nothing has really gone right for him,'' he said.
"I just said to Tiff, from the good gate, be positive. She got him out rolling and he found plenty at the end."
He's The Deel ($5.50) led early and then took a sit in second before reclaiming the lead and holding on to win comfortably by a length.
"He's been a big immature horse and has taken a lot of time," Kendrick said.
"Hopefully, he can put it all together now."
Kendrick Racing completed the midweek city treble with wins in successive races later in the afternoon with Stepped In Paint and Tambo's Mate.
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