A week of winners for Phoenix Thoroughbreds continued on Sunday evening as Carteame put in a dominant display to break her maiden at San Isidro.
Always talented, if not slightly frustrating, the filly owned in partnership and trained by Enrique Martin Ferro had filled the runners-up spot in her last four starts, but she fulfilled some of her potential in excellent style, making all over the mile trip.
Given an excellent ride by Eduardo Ortega Pavon, the hurdle of being drawn widest of all was soon cleared as the pair raced into an early lead and grabbed the rail. From there Carteame and Pavon dictated the fractions and soon had the field spread out in behind. In her previous efforts, the daughter of Equal Stripes had seen her lead vanish in the final straight, but on this occasion, she looked powerful as she strode on towards the finishing line. No real challengers emerged as the filly headed for glory and Pavon even had time to heavily ease her down in the final strides, and keep the winning distance to a minimum.
The victory capped a remarkable week for Phoenix Thoroughbreds, following winners in the UK, US and Argentina and with some potentially exciting entries in the coming seven days they will be hoping of celebrating more global success in the near future.