Harness racing trainer Ross Adams was full of praise for comeback pacer Flite Dynasty after his win at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Monday evening in a final of the 'Flying K' series.
Flite Dynasty was a former outstanding juvenile winning the New South Wales Sires Stakes as a two year old before finishing an unlucky second in the 2008 Victoria Derby behind Tanabi Bromac but has been plagued with tendon issues throughout his career.
"That was a very satisfying win for all of us, he is a lovely horse to have around the place and it has been a long road to get him right but he is holding together which is the best thing," Adams said.
"The Flying K series came along at the right time for him and everything fell into place nicely and in the process he won a heat and final so I am pleased."
Adams is not setting any lofty goals for the rising eight year old and he will be happy to nominate the son offor midweek races around Sydney in the short term.
"He is still only lightly assessed so at this stage I will be looking for races at Penrith and Menangle for him and if he gets through the racing and continues on winning it will be a bonus."
"I don't think he is the same horse now as he was when he was a youngster but that's understandable with what he has been through and I am happy to see him putting in at the races."
Flite Dynasty was gelded as a three year old but Adams acknowledges that the former Bathurst Gold Chalice winner is getting tougher to handle on race day again.
"He is a lovely horse to have around home but as soon as he gets to the races he is a different horse and when he was gelded I thought that might have helped him to relax a little bit but these days he is starting to become a bit of a handful again before he goes out to race."