Econsul mare Divertire is getting back to the form that saw her emerge as G1 Australian Oaks candidate last year.
Divertire (4m Econsul – Paris Sweep by End Sweep) is unbeaten this year since stepping up to a mile. She won at Warwick Farm on January 11 and then motored home to claim the Studley Real Estate Hcp (1800m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Trainer Guy Walter also put her winning run down to dodging Rosehill. “There’s been a leader bias there in recent months,” he explained. “Divertire is a perfect example. She couldn’t come from behind at Rosehill but it hasn’t been a problem at her last two starts.”
Divertire had won her first race at Randwick on Easter Monday last year. “We were prepared to pay a late entry for the AJC Oaks,” Walter said. “But she needed a spell after running down the track in the Adrian Knox Stakes.”
Jockey Glyn Schofield celebrated his 47th birthday on Divertire last Saturday. “I’ve got a bit of time for her,” he said. “When I asked her to go, she changed legs, pricked her ears and took over.”
Divertire is a daughter of WA based sire Econsul (NZ) and is from a half-sister to Champion South African 2YO Colt Rarotonga Treaty. She cost $21,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale and has earned $140,000 to date.
Econsul stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at the Atwell family’s Darling View Thoroughbreds in Mundijong.