Sep 30, 2015
It was a barnstorming victory recorded by the promising filly Alittle Loose at Ballarat on Wednesday, the three-year-old settling well back in a 1600m maiden and charging home!
Beginning her run from the 800m, Alittle Loose was wide into the straight but she really let go over the final stages - winning in the style of a horse going places.
Which is no surprise to Michael Kent who has always had a big opinion of the bay who will be all the better as she steps up in distance.
"She has oodles of stamina," Kent said, adding that she is a exceptionally clean-winded filly who has "very good heart rate recovery figures."
Kent was pleased with the way Craig Williams rode Alittle Loose, getting her moving into the clear well before the turn.
"I wanted to make sure she got her chance to stretch to the line," he said.
Setting Alittle Loose for just three races this campaign, Kent is looking forward to his charge contesting one of the spring's majors, the VRC Oaks.
"We don't want her to have a taxing spring as we do feel that she is more of an autumn filly"
An eye-catching third at her Mornington debut in late March, Alittle Loose was given time to mature with her maiden win coming at just her second start.
And she impressed Craig Williams who was aboard for the first time with Mark Zahra sidelined through injury.
Noting that Alittle Loose won with plenty in hand, he joked that "I am blowing more than she is!"
"Mick was very confident and he told me to keep her in the clear and not be afraid to be a bit wide and I trusted his assessment."
"She gave me a lovely staying feeling," he added, "and it is onwards and upwards for her."
A home-bred for Rick Jamieson's Gilgai Farm, Alittle Loose is a daughter of the Champagne Stakes winner Onemorenomore and the Listed winning Redoute's Choice mare Maloose (pictured).
Also bred by Jamieson, Maloose foaled a Sebring filly a few weeks ago and she is also dam of a Husson two-year-old filly who is yet to be named.
A descendant of the legendary Pretty Polly, Maloose's dam Classic Plume by Military Plume is a half-sister to the dual Gr.1 winning sprinter Isca and this is also the family of the stakes winners Langness, Sadalbari, Star Alight, Kutchinsky, Main Stage and Slapstick.