Consorting Salutes First Up
Sep 13, 2013
We have been delighted to welcome to the stable Kerry Selleck and her friends - the owner/breeder sending us a lovely group of horses - and winners!
Siblings Danestroem and Stroemsky have both won for us over the past few months and their younger half brother Consoring impressed at his debut for us at Mornington on Tuesday.
Settling nicely behind the pace for Brad Rawiller, the lightly raced and promising three-year-old quickly peeled off the backs of the leaders at the top of the straight.
Finishing on gamely - putting on display a good turn of foot - Consorting sprinted to the line to win by a soft half length.
Michael Kent has a good opinion of Consorting - describing him as "a nice horse who has a better race in him."
"We will find a race for him over the spring," he said, adding that "I think he will be a better horse again in the autumn."
"He is a big, raw horse with plenty of scope and size about him," he continued, "and he is only going to keep improving."
"He let down really nicely today," he said - Rawiller agreeing - "when I got him to the outside he was electric."
"He put them away quickly."
Raced by Kerry Selleck, Lee Selleck, Gary Handel, Colin Frazer, Clayton Howell, Susan Pattison, Mathew Panozzo, Stephen Quinn, Danny Frazer and Peter Etheredge, Consorting is a son of the lightly raced but well related Legion - a Redoute's Choice half-brother to General Nediym.
He is the seventh winner for the three times winning city placed Umatilla mare Umansky who hails from the family of tough stakes winners Si Senor, Bello Signor and Canali.