Feb 25, 2018
Promising filly looked perfectly placed to break through at Yarra Valley on Saturday and despite getting further back than planned (she slipped slightly at the jump) she was impressive saluting in easy fashion.
Storming home out wide in the run home, Behave proved a class above her rivals with her soft 2 3/4 length victory - her first success from five starts.
A filly who has always shown plenty of ability, she was suited up from 1000m to 1209m at only her second run back from a spell and Michael Kent is confident that the best is still to come as the well related daughter of Sebring gets over more ground.
"She has been a bit field-shy in her races, timid around other horses - I tried the blinkers on her which turned out to be a mistake as they made her all the more tense."
"But she is learning with each race and she is ready for a step up in class."
Aimed at black type races in Adelaide, Behave will head to town at her next outing whether that be a stakes event or a mid-weeker... either way Kent is confident that the bay has the class to measure up in much better company.
A $230,000 purchase at the 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions, Behave is out of the two times winning Redoute's Choice mare Aussie Crawl, daughter of speedy Gr.2 winner Freestyle.
Served last spring by Akeed Mofeed, Aussie Crawl hails from the family of stakes winners Stella Artois, Aliyana Tide, Teaspoon, Smytzer's Trish, Swish Trish and One Rar.