Mona Lisa Stakes win for brilliant Impetuous

Sep 06, 2013

Fastnet Rock mare Impetuous relished racing on her favourite track to post her maiden stakes win in Friday’s Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong.

Impetuous’s previous two wins had been over the 1350-metre course at Wyong before the Clarry Conners-trained four-year-old stretched out strongly late to post a third success on the tricky track.

A strong early and midrace speed helped Impetuous find her feet under jockey Brenton Avdulla before she began to improve her position from the 550 metres.

Impetuous hit her top with 200 metres to travel before she surged home to score her third win from 11 starts by 2-1/4 lengths.

Conners said the venue was the main reason he aimed Impetuous at the Mona Lisa Stakes. He said he was satisfied his plan came off with the $600,000 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase.

"She loves this track, that's why I brought her back because she won her first race here," Conners said.

"It gives me a lot of satisfaction today because I know what she can do and I kept saying to Brenton 'we'll get there, we'll get there with her'.

"We've got that little bit of black type with her now so it's great.”

Impetuous is a daughter of the stakes-placed mare Rash Promise , who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Demerger .

The mare also hails from the same family as former champion three-year-old Triscay and Group 3 performer Majestically.

Impetuous became the 47th stakes winner sired by Coolmore’s 2011/12 Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock.

Congratulations to Impetuous’s owners – Dr E Bateman and Mrs B Bateman

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