Adam Marcus has implemented an outstanding programme of patience with the Horse Chestnut 4yo Bold Move.
A winner of six races and earner at all of her ten starts, she came through her first stakes test in good style at Kenilworth on Saturday, winning the Highlands Ladies Mile with authority.
Brave Move has stepped up from the modest 70 ratings into the 100 plus echelon with purpose and she took on quality opposition in the listed mile feature weighted on merit rating bands, to win going away and with authority.
Delayed from 30 June due to a weather affected track, the thirteen fillies and mares found themselves slogging it out on a heavy track as Joey Ramsden’s talented Call To Account led them into the run for home.
With a few efforts flickering briefly, Aldo Domeyer called on Brave Move at the 350m and she drew away from the 3yo Call To Account in workmanlike fashion to score her first stakes win by 2,25 lengths in a time of 101,31 secs.
The long-rested Gr1 winner Lady Of The House, who goes on sale at Durbanville on Thursday 26 July, came out of the pack to run third three quarters of a length back.
A 2015 National 2yo Sale R100 000 graduate, the Sandown Stud-bred Brave Move has won 6 races with 4 places from her 10 starts – a 100% earning strike at every outing – for stakes of R457 200.
Brave Move is an entry in the Gr3 Final Fling Stakes to be run over 200m further at the same venue on 28 July. She can end her season with a splash!