Breeders Classic Winner Prompt Response onto Coolmore Classic 2018

February 10, 2018

Breeders Classic Winner Prompt Response onto Coolmore Classic 2018

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable have a good Group 1 autumn preparation planned for their always-honest mare Prompt Response including the 2018 Coolmore Classic after her first-up win in the Breeders Classic at Warwick Farm.

Prompt Response

Impressive first-up winner of the Breeders Classic Prompt Response is on track for the 2018 Coolmore Classic. Photo: Steve Hart.

Enjoying her first win fresh from six attempts, the Beneteau four-year-old was too strong for her seven rivals in this year’s Group 2 $200,000 Breeders Classic (1200m).

Last seen finishing off her spring in Melbourne with back-to-back Flemington fourths on successive Saturdays during the Cup Carnival, Prompt Response made her autumn return after two Randwick trials.

She was given a gun ride by jockey Blake Shinn from the good gate two draw, getting a beautiful run in third stalking the front-runners Memes and Bonny O’Reilly.

Approaching the turn, rival hoop Jason Collett was on the move aboard race favourite Egyptian Symbol who started to loop the field looking to go one better than her second in the same race at Randwick 12 months ago.

With 200m left to travel Prompt Response ($5) hit the lead and despite giving the fitness edge away, held off the beaten Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Egyptian Symbol ($2.40), who loomed but was never getting near the impressive winner, by one and a half lengths.

In third rounding out the Breeders Classic trifecta was the Kris Lees-trained Dane Shadow six-year-old Danish Twist ($14) who powered home late from the back in her first run of the autumn.

“It’s a great way to reward the mare, she’s been so consistent over her career,” co-trainer Bott said post-win.

“There’s been a few frustrating runs of placings but today she’s come back with an explosive win.

“We’ve got a nice Group 1 preparation planned.

“A race like the Coolmore [Classic] would be perfect for her getting out to the 1500m and maybe into the Queen Of the Turf at the end of the carnival.”

The Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) runs at Rosehill Gardens on March 17, while the Group 1 $1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) takes place over the Royal Randwick mile on April 14 as part of ‘The Championships’ Day 2.

To back Prompt Response over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at the hottest racing odds online visit Ladbrokes.com.au today.

2018 Breeders Classic Results & Finishing Order

Warwick Farm Race 7 – 10/02/2018

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56kg $5
2 2 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1.5L 5 55kg $2.40F
3 3 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1.7L 1 55kg $14
4 6 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 2.6L 8 54kg $7
5 5 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.9L 6 54kg $26
6 4 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4.9L 7 54kg $5
7 9 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Brenton Avdulla 5.2L 3 54kg $26
8 8 TSWALU David Pfieffer Corey Brown 5.3L 4 54kg $18
7 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Christian Reith 0

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