Ramsay delighted with exciting filly Mon, 25 Jun 2012
Exciting filly Pure Elegance, a runaway debut winner in the autumn, has delighted co-trainer Steven Ramsay with her condition on her recent return to the stable.
“She’s been back with all the others since the first week of June and we’re really happy with her,” Ramsay said. “She had a good three months out and she’s really strengthened and looks terrific.”
Ramsay, who prepares Pure Elegance with his partner Julia Ritchie for breeders Peter and Philip Vela, has high hopes the daughter of Redoute’s Choice can add black type to her record in the early spring.
“We’ll see how she comes up and she’ll be trialling at Te Teko and then look at the Gold Trail Stakes,” he said. “We’ll go from there and let the horse do the talking, but hopefully we can look at the (1000) Guineas. She’s a sister to Dolmabache and she’s got better with time.”
Pure Elegance won both her trials before she made her first raceday appearance at Waipukurau where she won untouched by five-and-a-half lengths.
“The second horse won her next start and the horse our filly beat at the trials (Excellent Reward) has come out and won a stakes race, so the form around her is very good,” Ramsay said.
Out of a winning sister to the dam of the Group One winner and producer Darci Brahma, Pure Elegance is one of a number of promising young horses back in work at the Velas’ private training facility at Maungatautari, on the shores of Lake Karapiro.
“We’ve got some lovely Darci Brahmas, an Exceed And Excel out of Uberalles and an Encosta de Lago out of Ethereal,” Ramsay said.
Gr. 1 Telegraph Handicap winner Guiseppina, who is likely to be aimed initially at the Hastings spring carnival, heads the proven members of the stable. “She has to have good tracks and when she’s on her game she’s lethal,” Ramsay said.