The first country two year-old race of the season, the $22,000 Romantic Dream Plate, was run at Tamworth on Sunday with victory going to the Neil Godbolt trained Hinchinbrook filly Taken on Chance.

A heavy track proved no hurdle for Taken on Chance, who led throughout to win the 1000 metre scamper by half a length.

Taken on Chance is the first foal of metropolitan winner Never Doubt Me, a daughter of top class sire Not a Single Doubt, who was also trained by Neil Godbolt and won 11 races.

A three-quarter brother to Snitzel, Hinchinbrook sired eight two year-old winners last season headed by Group II winner Diamond Tathagata.

He is fully booked at Yarraman Park this spring at a fee of $44,000.