Ballarat Double

Sep 08, 2015

The first leg of our Ballarat double on Sunday, Chemistry did a great job to win first up after finding her share of trouble of running.

Travelling well - in fact exceptionally well - for Damian Lane, the lightly raced mare got in behind a wall of horses at the 450m, looking as though it was only a matter of get out and win!

Which is exactly what happen, Chemistry taking a gap with 300m to go and quickly putting ground on her rivals, saluting by a length with plenty in hand.

A mare who just doesn't know how to run a bad race, Chemistry was having her first run since early July. Not once out of the first five in seven starts, the daughter of Shamardal has won twice and finished runner up on a further two occasions.

"Whilst she was in a tricky spot that was not such a bad thing for her as she is at her best ridden with a bit of cover," Kent said, adding that the five-year-old has been "a pleasure to have in the stable."

A daughter of Shamardal raced by Neven Botica, Chemistry is out of the unlucky mare Tick By, a two times Flemington winning Zabeel mare who was third in Vitesse Dane's Gr.1 Queensland Oaks.

Out of the multiple Group winner Klokka, Tick By has produced just one foal since Chemistry, sadly losing a High Chapparal filly last year, missing to Fastnet Rock the year before and slipping to Zoustar this year.

But Chemistry is doing her proud and hopefully we can get her to metropolitan level in the near future.