WHEN former Victorian dog That Was Then was purchased for an undisclosed sum in February this year by the Horse & Hound syndicate all they hoped for was that he would win a few races.
But not even syndicate manager Mick Collis, who is very much the optimist, would have imagined the feats achieved by this daughter of Cosmic Chief.
In the care of talented trainer Gaylene Townsend, That Was Then has managed to win 10 of his 31 starts in Tasmania as well as notching 11 minor placings for just over $20,000 in stakes.
Her latest triumph was in Hobart last night (Thursday) where she flew the lids to lead by five lengths at the top turn and while that margin was reduced to 1-1/2 lengths by Club Foot on the line it was one of her most impressive performances.
It was her fifth win from her past seven starts and has form good enough for connections to consider aiming her at the Hobart Thousand series in December.
She had five wins in Victoria, including one at Sandown at only her second race start.