Tavistock filly gets her due reward

Tavistock filly gets her due reward25 Nov 2021

Bedford Square made a deserved and overdue breakthrough over 1600 metres this afternoon at Wyong, where two previous visits had resulted in a pair of runner-up finishes.

The Matthew Smith-trained daughter of Tavistock was ridden by Jay Ford and he had her travelling easily on the leader’s quarters to the turn.

When the Cambridge Stud-bred and sold Bedford Square was asked for a serious effort, she lengthened stride to hit the front 100 metres from home and drew out for her maiden victory by three-quarters of a length.

“That was pleasing and it was a very good ride by Jay. We were going to ride her back, but they went slowly early so he used his initiative,” stable representative Joe Curran said.

“She’s a good filly and her run at Canterbury had put the writing on the wall. Being by Tavistock, when she gets over more ground she will be even better so she’s looking good.”
Bedford Square had finished fourth there when returning from a brief let-up and now has a win and eight placings from 10 appearances with her only miss an unplaced run in the G3 South Australia Classic.

She was originally sold through our 2019 draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka for $45,000. Smith and agent John Foote subsequently purchased her for $80,000 when re-offered at the Ready to Run Sale.

Bedford Square is a daughter of the Street Sense mare Superefficient, who has foaled two Embellish colts in the last two years, and she is a half-sister to the G3 Cameron Handicap winner New Tipperary.

It is the family of the Group 1-winning siblings Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass, dam of the dual top-flight winner and sire Reset.