Scone track plays role in Rod Northam victory

A RETURN to her home track, firmer footing and no blinkers helped Don’t Doubt Her rekindle her best form at Scone on Friday.

The three-year-old daughter of Not a Single Doubt got back but charged home for Robert Thompson to ensure Scone trainer Rod Northam had something to celebrate on his home turf.

Northam had to endure second placings with Maxima and Love For Willow in the first two races and watched as Don’t Doubt Her notched win number two at her 12th start.

“She races a lot better here,” he said.

“She’s the best (track) worker in the stable.”

Her last two starts at Taree and Coonamble had been disappointing and the change in tactics and removal of the blinkers ensured she raced much better and more relaxed at the back of the field.

“Good to have her back in form,” jockey Robert Thompson said.

“She’s always shown a lot of ability.

“Rod had been pulling his hair out, so it was good to have her back.”