Having only her second start in Sydney, tough and talented mare Hidden Kisses recorded a gutsy victory in the Sportsyear Handicap at Randwick on Saturday.
The former Queenslander, now a member of the Chris Waller stable, had to dig deep after hitting the lead at the 150m - strongly challenged but able to dig deep.
A mare who has always known how to find the line, Hidden Kisses has now won seven of her 36 starts - amassing over $470,000 in stakes.
"Full credit to Robert Heathcote," Waller said after the race, "she came to me in great shape."
"And I appreciate being given the opportunity to take over the training of such a nice horse."
Proving a great investment for connections who paid just $25,000 for the daughter of Hidden Dragon at the 2009 Magic Millions, Hidden Kisses - being stakes placed - has a future as a broodmare.
A daughter of the five times winning Piccolo mare Kiss An Angel, Hidden Kisses is one of that excellent broodmare's five winners from as many foals.
A regular visitor to Hidden Dragon, Kiss An Angel is also dam of his winners Chasing Kisses and Helen's Angel - and she has also produced the two times winning Sequalo Sequalo's Revenge.
Hidden Kisses boasts a link to one of the greats of the Australian turf, hailing from the family of the champion Gloaming.