Econsul filly Intravenous raced right up to her pedigree for an outstanding debut victory on Sunday.
A half-sister to Group 1 winner Platelet, she started an odds-on favourite in the Liston Landers Maiden Plate (1000m) at Donald and proceeded to space her rivals by more than three lengths.
Intravenous (3f Econsul – Bloodline by Dracula) is trained by Darren Weir for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock. “She was much too good and there’s plenty to like about this filly,” syndicate manager Darren Dance said. “We’ve been patient and Darren has done a great job. She will be winning more races.”
The same team race Platelet who is ready to resume racing after a hit-out at the Terang trials last week.
Platelet has won twice at Group 1 level in the SAJC Goodwood Hcp and Robert Sangster Classic. She has been nominated for the Essenden Mazda Challenge (955m) at Moonee Valley this Friday night ahead of the G1 T J Smith Stakes at Randwick in April.
Intravenous is the latest among a rising tide of winners for Econsul (NZ) who stands at Darling View Thoroughbreds in WA.
His promising mare Precious Gem has earned a start in the G2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday evening. She has gone through the grades with a winning hat-trick at Benalla and Moonee Valley (2) since returning from a five-month spell.
Another Econsul with a black-type potential is Singapore based Happy Money. He is coming off a front-running hat-trick heading towards the first leg of the Singapore 3YO Challenge (1200m) on March 30.
Econsul has sired 21 individual winners of $575,000 in Australia this season. He stands alongside Exceed And Excel’s three-quarter brother Patronize (Redoute’s Choice) at Darling View.