Easy For Evolutionist!

Apr 17, 2018

Galloped on, squeezed out, stuck wide, bad barriers - Evolutionist has not been a particularly lucky horse to date but his patient owners were rewarded with his dominant breakthrough victory at Geelong on Tuesday.

Having his tenth start, the consistent son of Bel Esprit was not missed by punters who sent him out a hot odds-on favourite.

And he did not disappoint, drifting back but always travelling well for Brad Rawiller who had him into clear running before the turn - hooking out widest and quickly hitting the lead; still a bit wayward but strong to the line saluting by a soft 3/4 length.

"He was still a bit green, especially when he hit the front," noted the stable's Beth Schoen, "but hopefully now that he has that win out of the way he will have the confidence to go on with it."

"Robbie has always had an opinion of him," she added.

"He has always shown a bit of ability, I have always had time for him," said Rawiller, "but I have been unlucky on him."

Fortunately things went to plan this time - "the speed was good and from a half sticky gate we were able to stay in the open and it was nice to get into a rhythm on him."

"He is still learning, he laid in a bit under pressure... he is probably still a preparation away from his best."

Raced by his breeders, great stable clients Craig and Kathleen Pearce, Evolutionist is the first winner for the Stawell winning God's Own mare Creation.

A half-sister to the Listed winner Firenze (dam of Gr.3 galloper Tuscan Sling) from the prolific Stage Hit family, Creation was served last spring by Nostradamus having produced a Deep Field filly in late September. She also has two-year-old Magnation by Magnus with us.