Stylish debut win for blueblood at Gosford
May 28, 2013
Her three-quarter brother fetched $4 million at the recent 2013 Australian Easter Yearling Sale but Fare Well got one up one her extremely valuable sibling when she recorded a strong debut win in the Twitter @Gossytrack Handicap (1100m) at Gosford.
A daughter of the 2003 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove, Fare Well was herself a $510,000 purchase at the famous Inglis sale 12 months before her three-quarter brother by Fastnet Rock cost Emirates Park almost eight times that amount.
Trainer Clarry Conners gave Fare Well three trials to prepare for her race debut but the two-year-old found herself well back in the field soon after the start of the $35,000 contest.
However, jockey Christian Reith remained calm, biding his time before asking his mount for an effort early in the straight.
Fare Well sprinted impressively when produced at the 200 metres before going on to beat the Gerald Ryan-trained Clarissa by three-quarters of a length.
"She’s a very well bred filly and it’s nice to get a win on the board,” Marc Conners, deputising for his father, said.
"They’re (the Bateman family) great owners and it’s nice to have more winners for them.
"At this time of year people are unearthing two-year-olds and she put them away today pretty well.”
Fare Well is the second winner from three of River Dove’s progeny to race. The mare foaled a brother to Fare Well in 2012.
Congratulation for Fare Well’s owners – Dr Edmund and Belinda Bateman.
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