Winning With Consommateur Ease
Mar 21, 2016
It was no surprise to see Consommateur quickly clear her maiden at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the promising filly having really caught the eye when flashing home late for second at her Cranbourne debut earlier in the month.
Sent out favourite on the strength of that run and appreciating a step up in distance, the daughter of Roc de Cambes got back as she did at her first start but this time she made her run earlier, improving as she approached the turn.
Hitting the lead as soon as she straightened, Consommateur quickly put ground on her rivals, racing away to an impressive 1 3/4 length victory.
"She handled that (heavy ground) really well and it was a good effort," Michael Kent said, describing Consommateur as "a nice, big, scopey filly."
"We've got plans to get her somewhere this campaign, whether it be Adelaide or later on in Brisbane," he continued.
"As a younger horse she just kept growing and growing but she is physically mature now and she is certain to run a trip. The future is good for her."
"I had a good feeling about her in the going today," he added - "she has a really efficient action."
Jockey Dwayne Dunn said that "she handled it really well. She has got a beautiful style about her and a nice action."
Bred in New Zealand by The Oaks Stud, Consommateur was purchased for the stable after an early trial victory. A half-sister to the stakes placed Single Act, she is out of the Zabeel mare Consumer whose dam is a half-sister to the Group One gallopers Magic Of Sydney and Daney Boy.
Boasting interesting breeding, Consommateur has the close relations Fairy King, Nureyev and Geiger Counter close up - "it is a beautiful pedigree," Kent said.