Separee Breaks Through

Feb 20, 2017

A return to firm going saw Separee find form at Kyneton on Monday, the lightly raced bay swooping on her rivals to easy break her maiden in an 1100m three-year-old fillies contest.

Not at her best when unplaced on a soft track at Sale at her previous outing - jockey Ryan Maloney telling connections to be forgiving - Separee travelled much better this time, enjoying a nice run behind the leaders.

"We drew a nice gate which enabled us to go straight to the fence," reported Jye McNeil who was having his first ride on Separee.

"She had a soft run and in the straight it was just a matter of who was going to be best; thankfully it was us!'

Gaining a split early in the straight, Separee had to chase the leader who had already kicked but she had plenty of galloping room and was able to find the line well.

"Jye got on really well with her," said the stable's Beth Schoen, adding that she was pleased to see the filly "go on with it" having always shown some ability.

Bred by part-owners Burnewang Pastoral, Separee caught Robbie's eye at the 2015 Magic Millions. A daughter of Sepoy, she is out of the imported stakes placed Royal Applause mare Maree Basse.

Served last spring by Pierro having produced a Dissident colt last spring, Maree Basse hails from a strong European family.