Coldplay continues hot form to claim group two
11 December 2016
WS’s Coldplay hasn’t missed a beat this season and she’s now in line to show she belongs on the Group One stage. The last-start Gr.3 Eagle Technology Stakes winner added the Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes at Te Rapa to her record on Saturday and 12 months to the day that she had claimed the Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes.
“She’s a typical Savabeel who has come of age as a four-year-old,” said Andrew Forsman, who prepares the mare with Murray Baker. “What she did as a three-year-old last season was on raw ability alone. She’s much stronger and mature now.”
Given a cosy run behind the pace by Craig Grylls, Coldplay was angled into the clear in the straight and she proved too strong in the closing 100 metres. Her next assignment has yet to be confirmed, but it’s a fair bet that it will be a Group One challenge.
“That’s all that is missing for her,” Forsman said. “It’s just a matter of finding the right one. It could be the Zabeel Classic to see whether she runs 2000 metres and then maybe freshen her up for the Thorndon.”
Coldplay is out of the O’Reilly mare Forty Two Below, who is a sister to the Australian stakes winner The Big Chill. WS will offer Codplay’s sister (Lot 170) during the Premier session at Karaka next year.