Nov 07, 2013
When five horses turn into the straight together – when the race will be determined by the toughest and most determined of the group – then the horse you want to be on is Danestroem!
As game as they come, Danestroem is a mare who really knows how to get to the line and she was impressive at Kyneton on Wednesday – recording the fourth victory from eight starts for the stable.
Settling back from an outside gate for Brad Rawiller, the in-form four-year-old was trapped wide throughout – forced to make her run early although she made ground steadily, getting into a good rhythm.
Swinging five wide into the straight, Danestroem looked to be the least likely winner having endured a tougher run than her rivals – but she really settled in for the fight, getting the upper hand late.
Adding all the more merit to the win was the fact that Danestroem was first up since running third at Caulfield in July and the 1100m was short of her best distance – plus she had the steadier of 60kg to contend with!
"I trialled her a couple of weeks ago and she went super," Rawiller said - "so I knew she was fit enough to sit wide when I couldn't get a spot."
Michael Kent is looking forward to taking Danestroem back to town - "she is certainly a city class galloper and her owners should have a lot of fun with her over the summer."
Raced by a happy – and proud – group led by breeder Kerry Selleck (with Lee Selleck, Brian Lawrence, Peter Etheredge, Dominic Chila and Francis Ambrosino), Danestroem is a daughter of Elvstroem – a horse also known for his toughness. She is a half-sister to Consorting and a full to Stroemsky who have also been recent winners for us.