Pride of Dubai, Better Than Ready & Bel Esprit fillies impress
Ontrack’s last batch of yearlings have completed their breaking in with flying colours.
The trio of fillies came out of the March Magic Millions QTIS Sale and have just completed their initial education with master horseman Greg Bennett at Fenwick Farm, Canungra, in South East Queensland.
Ontrack’s Grant Morgan said the three fillies were broken in later than usual because of issues with the Covid 19 situation.
“We like to give our yearlings a spell after their sales preparations but these girls had a little longer than usual in the paddock as the Covid situation played out.
“The extra time wasn’t really an issue and the three all came through their education with Greg in great style and he is very happy with how they came through the process,” said Grant Morgan.
The fillies are the Pride Of Dubai-Fiery Dee who topped the Magic Millions Sale, a Better Than Ready filly from Spritely Girl and a Bel Esprit-Flamenco youngster.
The Pride Of Dubai and Better Than Ready youngsters are heading to the Sunshine Coast stable of David Vandyke and the Bel Esprit filly will be trained by Toby and Trent Edmonds at the Gold Coast.
Breaker Greg Bennett was impressed with all three fillies and here’s his summation of the trio:
Pride Of Dubai-Fiery Dee filly: “Arrived from Waverley Park in great order and proved to be a lovely filly to work with. Took to the groundwork without any issue and everything proved a good experience. Continued under saddle without any problems and quickly built up confidence as she prepares for the track.”
Better Than Ready-Spritely Girl filly: “She arrived in good order and settled in well. She's been a good learning filly undergoing the groundwork stages and moving easily to being ridden. All went well during her breaking in which was a positive and quiet experience.”
Bel Esprit-Flamenco filly: “She settled straight into her new routine and was quickly underway with the daily groundwork. She's a lovely filly and she was going around nicely before turning out for a spell. She’s a pleasure to work with and is a quick learner.”
Grant Morgan said the three fillies will have a month at Waverley Park with the Queensland sun on their backs before heading back to Fenwick Farm for another period of pre-training.
“The next pre-training preparation at Fenwick Farm will reinforce their breaking in education and add to their fitness and strength but they’re all very nice young horses and being QTIS fillies they have the potential to earn some lucrative bonuses during their two and three-year-old seasons,” he said.