Overdue accolades for Appearance

Commands mare Appearance always seems to miss out on the accolades deserves despite winning at the elite level in Sydney and Melbourne.

Appearance (4m Commands – Disguise by Grand Lodge) completed a treble of Group 1 triumphs in the Queen of the Turf Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday and that highlighted her credentials as one of the best mares in Australia.

The Darley homebred had already won the Myer Classic at Flemington in the spring and added the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill two weeks ago.  She settled well back in the Queen of the Turf – her usual racing pattern – and then knuckled down to hit the lead and hold off Red Tracer.

Trainer Guy Walter was full of praise for his gutsy mare.  “She probably doesn’t get the credit she deserves because she doesn’t win by far,” Walter said.  “I will talk to the team and would love to start her in the Doncaster Hcp.”

Bred by Darley, Appearance is a full-sister to the stakes winner Mascareri (LR Gold Coast Silk Stocking).  Their dam Disguise has a Strategic 2YO filly named Intendment, a yearling filly by Commands and a filly foal by Domesday born in November.

Commands has sired 55 stakes winners highlighted by 9 individual G1 winners including Undue, Paratroopers, Purple and Darley stallion Skilled.  He will be represented by 7 yearlings at the at the 2013 Inglis Easter yearling sale.