New Stakes-Winner Stratum
Brisbane – Progressive Stratum filly Enquare has been ultra-consistent in recent runs and was rewarded with a Black Type victory when forging clear to take the Listed Breakfast Creek Hotel Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The Jason McLachlan trained filly placed behind Missy Longstocking at her last two runs in stakes races and ran right up to that good form when scoring a dominant length and a half win in the 1400 metre feature.
McLachlan praised Enquare’s attitude, but said he would give the filly a break after doing such a good job during this campaign.
“She’s tough as nails and a good filly, nice to do anything with. She just wants to be a racehorse,” McLachlan said.
“Her compared to a lot of other horses that walk through your joint? She’s just like a good footballer, she wants to do what she does. She’ll come back a better filly after a bit of a break.”
A $45,000 Magic Millions purchase for her trainer from the Southern Cross Breeders draft, Enquare has two wins and two placings from six starts with prizeomoney topping $107,000 so has been a great investment for her big group of owners.
Enquare is the best of three winners from multiple Group III winning sprinter Skewiff.
Enquare is the 18th stakes-winner for Golden Slipper winner Stratum, who stands at a fee of $38,500.
Stratum also went close in the big Group I feature of the day with his quality daughter Streama finishing second in the Tattersalls Tiara.
Her jockey Hugh Bowman was disappointed not to win, but believes there is plenty of good racing left in the Guy Walter trained Streama and that her five year-old season may well be her best.