A Pretty Composed win

Jul 29, 2011

Pretty Composed kept her cool at Ipswich this afternoon when she broke her maiden status in Ipswich Knights Soccer Club Maiden Plate over 800m.

This 3yo filly by Stravinsky went to the barrier as $1.50 favourite at Doomben in October of last year when she unfortunately took fright in the barriers & reared over in the gates. She received some injuries from the incident & was sent to the paddock to recover. It was a big blow to her connections as she had shown plenty of ability in winning a barrier trial impressively in preparation for her debut.

It was fitting that she should step out & win first start in a race for connections, who  have shown patience in allowing our team to work with her in a remedial fashion to get her confidence back in the barriers.

She took everything in her stride today & although she jumped a little awkwardly, she got into stride quickly & was travelling very well coming to the corner. When Ben Looker asked her to quicken stride, she did so & put the race beyond doubt very quickly.

Congratulations to Peter & Julie Bellas & family !