Talented Secaution goes in at Warwick Farm.
Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ talented homebred mare Secaution bounced back to winning ways with a taking come-form behind performance at Warwick Farm on Wednesday (9th August).
A perfectly timed ride from Ryan Maloney saw the Sebring four-year-old home in front whilst perhaps demonstrating that she’ll be even better over further than the 1000m meter trip.
Now a winner twice in six starts, she broke her maiden back in February, also at Warwick Farm. While she failed to follow that up in a couple of runs, she has always worked a trialled like a good horse and she proved it with a great turn of foot.
Settled towards the rear, Secaution had an untroubled journey throughout the race and while she was still nearer last than first heading into the straight, it was clear she was going to be competitive. When Maloney asked the Annabel Neasham trainee for maximum effort and when a gap opened up, she scampered through it to best her main market rival in the shadow of the post.
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“She was a deserved winner,” Maloney told Sky Thoroughbred Central post-race. “Obviously, she backed up her form from the trials and we came here today quite confident. The other horse gave a good kick, but she was just too strong in the end.
“They didn’t go at a breakneck speed, so I was in a pretty tricky position, but once we worked our way off the fence, she repeated what she did in the trials.”
Meanwhile, Neasham looked to the future:
“She goes really well fresh and we’ll probably keep her a little bit on the fresh side, but she’s pretty sharp, so we were keen to kick her off over the 1000m; she might want a bit further with that run under her belt. Good to see her do it on dry ground, with her first win coming on a wet track, so she’s proved herself pretty diverse. It’s great for Phoenix and hopefully, we can race her up the grades.”