A Noteworthy Winner
Feb 18, 2017
It was a deserved win on the back of consistent form for Single Note at Pakenham on Thursday evening, the gutsy mare having finished in the placings - not always with the best of luck - at her previous three outings.
But it was worth the wait for happy connections who were on course to cheer on the four-year-old who has won three races with a further seven placings to her credit from 21 starts.
Settling well - at first off the leader before taking a trail - Single Note loomed up strongly in the run home, hitting the lead with 100m to go and finding plenty as the swoopers challenged late.
Holding them off by 3/4 length, Single Note was patiently ridden by Ryan Maloney who admitted to having made a slight error on her at Ballarat at her prior run.
"We just got to the front a bit early there and when I got out the persuader she didn't really like it," he said.
"But she didn't need it tonight, she found plenty."
"She is a no fuss, push button horse," he continued, adding that "she gives everything she's got."
Part owner Frank de Pasquale was one of those welcoming Single Note back to scale, describing her as "a cracker!"
A well known and liked Cranbourne hairdresser, Frank has been a great supporter of the stable for years... "I have known Robbie and Shiranee since they were married," he said.
"We have a lovely bunch of owners," he added, "and we are having a great night!"
Bred by Hillside Thoroughbreds, Single Note is a 3/4 sister to stakes winner Gold Force out of a half-sister to triple Group One winner Mentality.
His unraced dam Blue Note, by the globe-trotting champion Falbrav, was served last spring by Real Impact having produced a Hinchinbrook colt last spring.