Apr 26, 2016
What a good effort it was by Teoflyte to win over 1600m at Ballarat on Thursday, the promising three-year-old taking on some handy fillies at only her second run back from a break and finding the line well.
Drawing clear late with Rokeby Red to fight the race out, the daughter of Teofilo put her nose out when it counted, in doing so recording the second success of her seven start career,
Breaking her maiden over 2200m at the same track in early February, Teofilo was freshened after that race with her current preparation timed for her to have a crack at some nice interstate races should her form warrant it.
And judging by this win she looks to have come up extra well, Beth Schroen delighted by the style of the win - "there was that question as to whether she would need the run but she did everything right and won really well," she said.
Jockey Ryan Maloney agreed - "she has come back well," he said.
"I thought her first up run (fifth over 1435m at Geelong) was encouraging and she was even better today."
"The best part of it was how she dug in for the fight. I thought her fitness might have given out late but she won really well."
"She is only a pony," he continued, "and there is still plenty of improvement there... she is in for a good preparation."
Teoflyte is one of several very promising young horses bred by Hillside Thoroughbreds who, under the care of Peter Ford, is off to a flying start having also bred our exciting two-year-old Areti and Perth's star two-year-old Whispering Brook.