She was up and weight and back in distance – but also down in grade and it was therefore not surprising to see Collectable dominate her rivals in the BM64 1600m contest at Seymour on Thursday.
Far from disgraced in Gr.1 company, tackling the Australasian Oaks in Adelaide at her prevous outing, Collectable has nice winter aims closer to home and she looks right on target for a crack at the Rivette Series on the back of her two length victory
“She’s too classy for them,” declared race caller Terry Bailey as Collectable stormed down the outside of the track, getting into the best going having enjoyed a nice run back in the field in a strongly run race.
“Going into the race she was obviously the class runner of the field,” jockey Matthew Allen said – “so we were pretty confident. It was just a matter of getting into the right part of the track and she did the rest.”
“She has got a really good turn of foot if you can get her to switch off and she really travelled beautifully in the run today.”
“She does however still float around a bit when she gets to the front so there is still good improvement to come.”
It was win number two from just nine starts for Collectable whose runs at black type level suggest that there is much more in store.
“She is definitely a classy filly,” said the stable’s Jade Matthews.
“She did that easily and we are very happy for her – she is very promising.”
Bred by Gilgai Farm who also bred our Gr.1 sprinter The Quarterback, Collectable is a daughter of the late Sebring and the Queensland Oaks heroine Miss Keepsake from the family of big race winners Grosvenor, Lonhro, Niello, National Gallery, Tavago, Lankan Rupee and Mahaya.