Stratum two-year-old Enquare (Stratum – Skewiff, by Mookta) overcame difficult run to post her maiden stakes win in the Breakfast Creek Hotel Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
Enquare reared up when frightened, slipping over and losing skin, prior the race before the filly had to race three-wide for the entire journey of the $100,000 event.
However, Enquare showed plenty of fight in the Eagle Farm straight gathering momentum from the 400 metres before driving to the line to score her second win from six starts.
“I had a terrible run, we drew an awkward gate and It looked like I was a chance to get caught in a tricky spot and got caught three-deep without cover,” Enquare’s jockey Justin Stanley said.
“It was a really tough win. She was entitled to get beat but she had a bit of class on them and it was a good win.”
Enquare’s trainer Jason McLachlan said the $45,000 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase had the perfect attitude for a racehorse, which would take her further as a three-year-old.
“She’s tough as nails and a good filly, nice to do anything with. She just wants to be a racehorse,” McLachlan said.
“Her compared to a lot of other horses that walk through your joint, she’s just like a good footballer, she wants to do what she does.
“She’ll come back a better filly after a bit of a break.”
Enquare is the third winner from as many foals to race out of the dual Group 3 winner Skewiff (Mookta – Centrullah, by Centrullah), who earned more than $500,000 in her racing days.
Enquare became the 18th stakes winner for the Widden Stud stallion with her latest success.