TUESDAY: June 25, 2019: NOEL Mayfield-Smith is ever a realist.

The five-times Group 1 winning trainer these days has only a small team in work – and nothing of the calibre of his former top performers such as Angst, Landsighting and Famous Seamus.

So his success on his home track at Hawkesbury today was pretty special, not only for the fact that it gave him a breakthrough win this year.

Mayfield-Smith celebrated his 62nd birthday by winning the Hawkesbury Rac...