Zumbelina is likely to race on in Queensland after a strong win in the Marcoola Surf Club Handicap at the Sunshine Coast.
Sent out favourite, Zumbelina ($2.60) gave jockey Jeff Lloyd a winning double when she came from well back in the field to beat Spur Le Jouer ($101) by 2-1/4 lengths with a neck to Apoloboom ($5.50).
It was her second win in a row after scoring impressively last month at Doomben.
Zumbelina won six races in the south and was brought to Queensland to run in the Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba in April when she was well beaten.
Trainer Chris Waller’s Queensland manager Paul Shailer said Zumbelina had been struggling for her best form even before coming to Queensland.
“But after the Weetwood we sent her for a spell and she has come back a different mare. That was her fourth run from a spell and she has been good every time,” Shailer said.
“I am inclined to think she will race on here as she is a mare in form. But Chris makes those of decisions and I will have a good talk with him.” – AAP