May 24, 2016
Suited by drops in class and distance, talented filly Dance With Fontein was impressive recording a fast finishing victory at Pakenham on Tuesday.
Settling second last on the rails, patiently ridden by Ryan Maloney, the daughter of Turffontein was always travelling well and over the final 100m she really charged, drawing clear late to win by a soft 3/4 length.
In doing so she recorded the fourth win of her 11 start career and there is more to come with Jade Matthews confident that she is only going "to get better and better."
"She keeps learning and she may head back to town now and see if she can win a city race to round off her three-year-old career."
Ryan Maloney, who has ridden Dance With Fontein on two occasions - winning both - was happy to see the filly back to 1000m; "I think that is the key to her," he said.
Maloney was confident throughout the race, noting that "things could not have played out any better."
"The pace was on and I was very happy a long way out... and she was strong to the line."
Bred at Blue Gum Farm (home to her sire), Dance With Fontein is raced by Nichakorn Asana, Neville Garland, Sheila Garland, Michael Phillips, Angus McDougall, David Gordon, Andrew Adams, Ben Reus, Ray McLean, Shane Spratling, Lei Krauser, Robbie Griffiths, Rhys Garland, Sam Garland, Shane Brennan and Jeffrey Smith.