Entriviere continues her ascent

 
Entriviere continues her ascent23 Jan 2021

Promising mare Entriviere gave an indication she could be a future superstar with an effortless victory in the Gr.3 Brighthill Farm Concorde Handicap (1200m) at Ellerslie.

The Tavistock four-year-old had provided an inkling of her potential when successful in rating 74 company at the venue on Boxing Day, but Saturday’s group Three feature was her biggest test to date.

Beautifully handled by Danielle Johnson, Entriviere bounded away from an inside draw to dispute the pace before taking a trail behind pacemaker Rock ‘N’ Affair.

Eased off the fence at the 300m by Johnson, Entriviere dashed to the lead before comfortably holding out the late charges of Justacanta and Pretty To Sea.

“She got the soft run from the good gate and wasted no petrol,” Jamie Richards said.

“This was her biggest test and she duly obliged.

“She is a very exciting mare.

“She’s by Tavistock but she has speed to burn. She might be bound for the top drawer.”

Johnson was equally impressed by the win.

“She is just so tough and I was really looking forward to riding her today,” she said.

“She sprinted so well once I got her into the clear.

“It definitely isn’t her pet distance, so she is going to get better at 1400m and a mile.”

“Her ability is untapped, so I hope she has a Group One (victory) in her.”

Bred by Central Districts training doyenne Kevin Gray and his wife Kath, Entriviere hails from an extended family that includes multiple group One winner Maldivian and has now won four of her 5 starts. - NZ Racing Desk