Sunday, 14 June 2015
God's Own mare Brook Road returned to top form with a dominant victory in the Cellarbrations Hcp (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Trainer Kris Lees will now consider a start in the LR Ramornie Hcp (1200m) at Grafton on July 8 now that she's back to her brilliant best.
"Sometimes when a mare is out of form it is better to put them away and start again,'' Lees said referring to the mare's disappointing autumn campaign. "It was hard to pin-point but something wasn't quite right.
"Since she has been back in work, the change in her demeanour and work has been quite noticeable. That was a soft win at the finish and hopefully she's in for a good winter."
Brook Road (4m God's Own – Cool Gal by Secret Savings) was bred by Bart Cummings and was initially trained by the master before transferring to Australian Bloodstock managers Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett.
She opened her black-type account defeating G1 Queensland Oaks winner Tinto in the LR Tattersalls Classic (1200m) in November. Returning to Sydney, she failed to fire in the G3 Wenona Girl and G3 Birthday Card in March.
Her dam Cool Gal has a rising two year-old colt by Roman Emperor that was retained by Cummings after being withdrawn from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in February.
God's Own (Redoute's Choice) will stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee at Greta West Stud in 2015.
ROAD TO SUCCESS
God's Own mare Brook Road returns to winning form at Rosehill