Pentimento charges home

Mar 22, 2013

Promising staying mare Pentimento was back in winning for at Werribee on Friday - and in impressive winning form at that!

Drifting well back from a wide gate in a 2000m ratings event, the lightly raced four-year-old gave her rivals a big start and she did have the easiest of runs - having to swing very wide into the straight to get a run.

But once finding her legs in the straight, Pentimento put in the big strides, wearing down the leaders and finding the line in determined fashion.

Nicely primed at her fourth run this time in, Pentimento recorded the third win of her 12 start career and hopefully the best is still to come - jockey Brad Rawiller confident that city wins are within her scope.

"She had to make a long run out wide today and she did a good job," he said, adding that "she is typical of Mick Kent trained horses - she was hard fit and ready to go."

A $100,000 purchase at the 2010 Melbourne Premier Sale, Pentimento is raced by Peter Henley, Daniel Doherty, Barry Morris, Dr Dean Andary, the Darling Heart Syndicate, the Thick Wedge Syndicate, the Swab Boks Syndicate, Dr Steven Clissold and Kerry Dechant.

Bred by Darley, the daughter of Elusive Quality is the first foal produced by the imported A.P Indy mare Portrait Of A Lady - a half-sister to the UK Group 3 winner Layman.

A descendant of famed matriarch Pretty Polly, the cleverly named Pentimento can boast amongst her close relations the big races winners Cape Cross, Park Appeal, Diktat, Desirable, Shadayid and Russian Rhythm.