Jul 18, 2018
A filly who has always shown a lot of talent at home, Behave was overdue recording her second victory - but she did so in good style, proving half length too strong for her rivals at Sale on Thursday.
After easily winning her maiden at Yarra Valley in late February, Behave headed to Adelaide in the quest for black type but mentally was not quite there... and she still needs to have things go just her way!
"She is very field shy," Michael Kent explained. "She sees other horses and tenses up but she drew wide today which is the perfect scenario for her."
And it was from that outside gate that Craig Williams had Behave travelling nicely in the lead - swinging very wide into the best going into the straight.
"Both of her wins have come when there has been no traffic around her," Kent said.
"It worked out well, a small field enabled me to do what Mick wanted me to do," Craig Williams said, adding that "I just tried to get her out before others had the chance to come to her outside."
Noting that Behave is a horse whose lactate readings at home suggests that she has a definite touch of class, Kent is looking forward at some stage to getting her over a bit more ground.
"It is not over for her yet!"
A sale-topper at the 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions, Behave is a daughter of Sebing and the two times winning Redoute's Choice mare Aussie Crawl whose dams is the speedy Gr.2 winner Freestyle.
Sadly passing away last spring having produced an Akeed Mofeed colt the year before, Aussie Crawl hailed from a prolific black-type whose members include the stakes winners Stella Artois (her grandam), Aliyana Tilde, Teaspoon, Smytzer's Trish, Swish Trish and One Rar.