Consistent eight-year-old mare Live Lea ended an eleven start losing streak when she was victorious in yesterday’s Grey Valley Cup at Reefton.
The win followed a luckless fifth on the first day of the two day meeting at Westport when Live Lea sat on the back of leader and winner Fly The Flag but was unable to find clear air in the straight.
Robbie Holmes put the quick beginner in the same position on Sunday, however this time he shunted out on the home bend and Live Lea let down with a powerful finish centre track to down leader Graduate Under Fire by a length and a half.
Live Lea, who is trained by Grant McStay, has now won 7 of her 81 starts, she has also finished a further 19 minor placings.
Meanwhile, Steve Roulston of Bob’s Blue Boy fame, trained his first winner since 2006 when Sueno was successful in the second race on the card, while Bob Butt reined home an early double on the 10-race card.
By Mitchell Robertson