A Flawless Performance
Jul 17, 2013
Maiden wins do not come much easier than that of Flawlessly's at Werribee on Wednesday, the lightly raced and promising filly not giving her rivals a look-in as she strode clear by a stunning nine lengths.
Settling mid-field for Brad Rawiller, the three-year-old crept closer from the 1200m - htting the lead early but drawing clear from the turn - and the closer to home she got, the further ahead she was!
Showing ability when close up at her first three outings, Flawlessly relished the step up to 2200m, Michael Kent always confident that she would measure up over middle distance and staying trips.
"I probably kept her at the mile for a bit too long," he said, "but she is a lean sort of filly and I don't do a lot with her."
Likely to step up to city class with a race at Caulfield pencilled in for her, Flawlessly will then head to the paddock - sure to improve as she matures.
Rawiller was happy with how Flawlessly travelled throughout the race - "she got into a nice staying rhythm," he said, "and when they slowed up a bit it was a perfect opportunity to get her rolling."
Whilst Rawiller was always confident in the run home, he was surprised at the ease of Flawlessly's win - "I got a shock when I looked over my shoulder and saw how far in front we were!"
A Sydney Easter $50,000 purchase by Pins, Flawlessly is raced by Bill Slatter and Don Baertschiger who is enjoying his retirement after a highly successful training career in both Australia and Singapore.
Bred by the Little Avondale Trust, Flawlessly is the first live foal produced by the classy race mare Heureka, winner of seven races - two of those at Listed level.
This is a family of talented stayers, Flawlessly able to boast amongst her relations the stakes winners Dame Cath, Red Lord and San Raphael.
New Zealand Group One winner Ambitious Owner also hails from this family, the ancestress of which is the influential matriarch Dulcie whose descendants also include two of the greats of the Australasian turf - Surround and Balmerino.