She Is Divine!
Oct 13, 2017
There is not much more of an enjoyable experience for owners than watching their horse cruising a long way from home - as was the case with Divine Quality who justified her short quote with a dominant victory at Ballarat on Thursday.
Having her first run since late May, the lightly raced and promising four-year-old was an odds-on favourite having shown so much ability during her debut campaign - one that saw her win her first two by wide margins.
Always travelling sweetly for Brad Rawiller, Divine Quality was into the clear straightening and was able to quickly put her rivals away before racing clear to salute by a soft 4 1/4 lengths, her rider noting that the margin could've been all bigger had he'd been more aggressive.
But there was no need for that, Divine Quality showing plenty of speed and talent - earning a rise to city class which looks imminent.
"It was terrific to kick off her preparation in that fashion," said the stable's Reid Balfour.
"Hopefully we can get her rating up a bit higher and she can go to a nice mares race over the carnival."
"There is definitely improvement to come, her coat hasn't come through as much as we'd like still."
Rawiller was also happy - "she was impressive today and that was a really good confidence run for her today."
"She was always going to be a class above that lot, she is the real deal."
"They rolled along in a nice tempo," he continued, "she was able to get cover and she won in a canter."
Raced by long time stable clients Craig & Kathy Pearce, Divine Quality is by Sepoy out of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Nun Faster who has also produced the five times winner One Faster.