Pentimento Strikes Back

Apr 09, 2014

It was good to see talented mare Pentimento back to her best with a very easy victory at Kilmore on Tuesday, the five-year-old racing away to salute by an impressive 3¾ lengths.

Getting back from an outside gate, Pentimento drifted back but began her run early – hooking out wide from the 800m.

Zooming around her rivals, she was well and truly in the lead coming up to the turn and the closer to home she got the further in front she went!

“Quite a remarkable win,” really enthused the race-caller.

The winner of four of her 23 starts, the well related daughter of Elusive Quality has been city placed and Michael Kent is confident that she has a metropolitan win in her.

“She has always shown that sort of ability,” he said – always a fan of the good-looking bay who first caught his eye at the 2010 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Secured for $100,000 and raced by Michael with Barry Morris, Dr Dean Andary, Darling Heart Syndicate, Thick Wedge Syndicate, Swab Boks Syndicate, Dr Steven Clissold and Kerry Dechant, Pentimento is cleverly named being out of the A.P Indy mare Portrait Of A Lady.

Named after an artistic term, Pentimento has – says Michael “a very good pedigree.”

Line-bred to the great Secretariat and his half-brother Sir Gaylord, Pentimento is a half-sister to the Group Three winner Cameo whilst her dam is a half-sister to the French Group Three winner Layman.

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

Bred by Darley, Pentimento has another half-sister – the Commands filly Pavonia – showing ability – whilst her dam was served last spring by Sepoy having foaled a Medaglia D’Oro colt in October.