Big first-up victory for Passivity

Sep 02, 2012

Smart gelding Passivity has made an outstanding return to racing with his comfortable victory at the Sunshine Coast.

Passivity has always displayed terrific ability but various factors have conspired to ensure his latest outing was only the five-year-old’s sixth appearance at the track.

Resuming from a 30-week break, Passivity showed good speed to be first out of the barriers in the HMH Accountants Handicap (1200m) before jockey Brad Stewart handed up the lead to Spurfect inside the first 200 metres.

Passivity travelled sweetly for Stewart before the rider eased his mount off the rail to have clear galloping room from the 500 metres.

Stewart waited until inside the 300 before asking Passivity to quicken. The son of Danzero displayed neat acceleration to claim the leader and end the race as a contest with 150 metres to run.

Passivity ambled away from his opposition late to record a comprehensive three-length win, which was his second victory in his short career.

Brian Wakefield paid $47,500 for Passivity at the 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. The gelding’s latest win took his earnings to more than $19,000 with the potential for much more to come as he works his way through the grades.

© MiStable 2012