Wind operations have historically produced mixed results but in the case of Proven Thoroughbreds’ High Harmony, it proved a resounding success at Canberra on Friday.
Having her first-run since February, High Harmony followed up an impressive barrier trial at Randwick with a last-to-first effort in a 1400-metre class two event in the nation’s capital.
Jockey Grant Buckley settled the five-year-old mare at the rear of a moderately run affair (first 800m in 51.2 seconds!) before the pair came widest in the straight and nailed the odds-on favourite Melberra Star by a length on the line.
The win augers well for High Harmony’s preparation as she is expected to be more effective over a longer trip however her recent wind operation may restrict her in that regard.
Nevertheless, connections and trainer John Thompson can take pride in the mare making a return to form after showing early promise as a three-year-old when under the care of the late Guy Walter.
The win also marked the Thompson stable’s third win in as many days.