SOMETIMES you just get lucky.
Dreamtime Vision ($9.40) looked certain to finish mid-field in Monday’s Race Sponsorships Available Stakes (307 metres) before the misfortune of others handed her a victory.
Gordon Herbert’s bitch was travelling fifth before disaster struck race favourite My Dixie.
My Dixie had got out fairly from box one but not enough to take a clear lead.
She was joined by Bonnie O’Reilly, Gotta Be Penny and Smylee Doll on her outside coming into the turn for home.
Something had to give with a wall of four runners trying to navigate the left bend.
Dreamtime Vision sat a length away from that group, and that small gap would prove vital.
My Dixie fell and in the process pushed the three other challengers wide.
That cleared a path for Dreamtime Vision to burst through along the rail and steal an unlikely victory.
It was a welcome turnaround for Herbert who had watched Dreamtime Vision have her own stroke of misfortune at Kennerson Park.
“It was a bit rough on that first corner but she got out of it alright and was a bit lucky. I’ll take it,” he said.
“She raced here two starts ago. She ran a good second after a bit of interference shortly after the boxes.
“She ran that race out alright so I thought if she had a bit of luck today she’d be a place chance.”
The winning time was 18.16 seconds.
Richard Board’s Bonnie O’Reilly ($4.10) and Gotta Be Penny ($8.10) filled the minor placings.