Te Akau filly Enhances record at Matamata

Te Akau Racing trainer Jason Bridgman has summer carnival plans for his unbeaten filly Enhance (NZ).

Enhance (3f Saperavi – Pinstinct by Pins) made it two from two with a comfortable victory in the Waharoa Livestock Maiden (1200m) at Matamata on Saturday.  “It was pleasing to see her win like that,” Bridgman noted.  “She has a real sprint when it’s needed and will need it when she tackles the better fillies.

“We are going to back off her now and then come back with an eye on the black-type races around Christmas time.  A race like the Eulogy Stakes in December could be the first real test for her and then we might look at the Eight Carat Classic and Royal Stakes at Ellerslie.  I think she will be at her best at a mile and beyond as she matures.”

Enhance had won on debut at Te Rapa last month.  She is by Darci Brahma’s half-brother Saperavi (Stravinsky) who stands at Willow Glen Stud in Canterbury.  His first black-type winner arrived last month when Orovela (NZ) was successful in the LR Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton.

Enhance is a homebred for Karen Fenton-Ellis and her husband, Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis.