May 21, 2015
We've had a good run of late with horses having their first run for the stable and another in winning form was Bayanova at the metropolitan grade Mornington meeting on Wednesday.
Having his first start since April last year, the lightly raced four-year-old was kicking off over a mile but had enjoyed the benefit of a trial victory over 1190m at Cranbourne last month.
Finding a bit of trouble in running - knuckling at the start and getting onto heels at the 700m before being pushed out wide, Bayanova showed plenty of heart in the run home, straightening up widest and finishing off strongly.
Recording her first success in six starts, Bayanova is a horse we have a bit of time for - "she has good heart and lactate figures," Michael Kent said, adding that the bay has been a member of the stable since late last year.
"But we realised that wet tracks were going to be best for her so she had a spell in preparation for this winter."
Raced by David Gillies and named after famous Russian singer Alla Bayanova, she is out of the imported mare Russian, member of a classy international family whose members include the big race winners Fabulously Fast, Cacoethes, Subordination, Careless Jewel, Java's War and Fiji.