A Perfect Debut

Feb 06, 2017

Having trialled well at Cranbourne back in May, Perfect Command had the respect of punters when debuting at Seymour on Monday - sent out favourite in a 1000m maiden.

And he was not to let his supporters down, travelling nicely midfield for Max Allen, going wide at the turn with a wayward horse on his inside but finding plenty when asked for his effort over the final stages.

Really knuckling down late, Perfect Command won in the style of a horse with plenty more to offer.

"We have always had a good opinion of him," said the stable's Beth Schroen, "and coming here today it was just a matter of how green he was going to be."

"He did do a bit wrong, he still has a bit to learn, but he really impressed."

Allen, who noted that Perfect Command was inclined to be on his toes before the race - "he spun around on me a couple of times behind the barriers" - agreed that the three-year-old has a future.

"He was always going to find something for me, the ability is there," he said.

Spied at the 2015 Inglis Easter Yearling sale and purchased by Robbie with BBA Ireland and our good friend and great judge Peter Ford, Perfect Command is our second winner in a row by the late Commands (Moonee Valley debut winner Something Violet the other).

He is the third foal and second winner for the lightly raced Viscount mare Exquisite, daughter of the Gr.3 placed Many Hands whose dual Group winning daughter Dextrous is the dam of three classy gallopers, the Group One winning stallion Skilled (by Commands), the two times Gr.2 winner Sidestep and fellow Gr.2 winner Ambidexter (another Commands).

Bred on a 3 X 5 cross of legendary broodmare Eight Carat, Perfect Command hails from the family of one of the greats of the Australian turf, the champion mare Emancipation.