After a dominant Glen Innes Cup win, Abb Roy's owners have hinted a start at a metropolitan meet may be on the cards.
The seven-year-old mare, trained by Warwick's Michael Hemmings, surged out of the barriers and held her lead couldn't be run down.
Shane Arnold guided the mare to the $16,000 1400 metre Glen Innes Cup win by half-a-length in front of Gavin Groth's Annie's Street.
Abb Roy is co-owned by Black Mountain's Angela and Paul Grills, alongside Pat Grills and Warwick's Barry Burgess and the Ballina Stud.
It was exactly what we thought he would be; with Shane Arnold riding her he would get the lead and then push on.- Angela Grills
Paul Grills was the mare's trainer until they transferred her to north of the border in mid-2019.
The Grills Racing team also had veteran galloper Melted Moments in the Cup race who finished in the money with a respectable fourth.
Of Abb Roy's win, Angela said the run was what they expected of her.
"It was exactly what we thought he would be; with Shane Arnold riding her he would get the lead and then push on," she said.
"Massive effort after a fourth at Ipswich last week."
The Cup was Abb Roy's sixth career win and Angela indicated they'll hit the highway with her.
Earlier in the day, Wauchope trainer Colt Prosser took out the 1000m Benchmark 66 with More Patasi.
The home track advantage proved fruitful for Glen Innes' Paddy Cunningham's Prue's Prophet, winning won the second race, the 1000m Maiden Plate with Jodi Worley aboard.
The three-year-old mare led from the start and continued to grow her lead.
She hit the finish line nearly 10 lengths in front of Melissa Dennett's Unitary.
Moree trainer Peter Sinclair scored two wins on the day.
He won the 1400m Maiden Handicap with Not By Nature before he made it back-to-back with Solar Panel in the 1400m Class 2 Plate, Matthew McGuren the jockey for both.
The final race, the 1200m Benchmark 58 Handicap, was won by Inverell trainer Dean Smith's Commander Bamm.
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