A Consummate Performance
Feb 24, 2017
On a day where on-pacers were clearly favoured, it was a big win by Consommateur in a heat of the Mitavite Challenge, the talented four-year-old settling well back and looking to have the job ahead.
Still well back heading into the straight, Consommateur picked up the bit and really charged, swamping her rivals before racing away to win by a soft and impressive 3/4 length.
It was win number two from just five starts for Consommateur who is yet to miss a placing... and the best is still to come.
Whilst worried that the track bias would bring Consommateur unstuck, Michael Kent did not want to interfere with her natural racing style, noting to jockey Craig Williams before the race that "hopefully they will make a mistake and go too quick."
"And I think that's what happened there," he said, happy to see the pace on to suit the back-marker.
Kent was pleased to see Consommateur win over 1500m, confident that she will be at her best over longer.
"She is a staying mare and we have visions of her getting over a mile and a quarter next start," he said, naming the Epona Stakes in Sydney as a likely target.
"If it rains up there it is a good race to give her a shot at."
Craig Williams reiterated Kent's black type ambitions for Consommateur - "so far today it has been really hard to make ground but she showed her ability, her class."
"We know that she will be better over further and the way that she is going thereis a really good chance that she will get black type this preparation."
A New Zealand bred daughter of the high class Japanese galloper Roc de Cambes, Consommateur is a half-brother to the stakes placed Single Act out of the winning Zabeel mare Consumer.
Boasting an interesting pedigree with three strains of the prolific Thong family (Fairy King, Nureyev, Geiger Counter), Consommateur hails from the family of Gr.1 gallopers Magic Of Sydney and Daney Boy.