Consistent mare Prompt Response scored an overdue Group 1 win with her victory in the $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m) at Doomben today.
Blake Shinn had Prompt Response in the firing line from the outset from barrier three is the sixteen horse field and once heads were turned for home, he released the brakes and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained mare raced away to record a well deserved win.
The Chris Waller trained Shillelagh ($14) is gradually reclaiming her best form and charged home from well back in the field to finish second just ahead of the Victorian mare Super Cash ($10).
Prompt Response was well supported in the ring to start the $4.20 favourite while the second select in the betting Champagne Cuddles ($6) settled just off the pace but faded in the straight to finish behind the placegetters.
Prompt Response was the runner up in last year’s Tattersall’s Club Tiara and the writing was always on the wall for her to go one better this year with some very consistent form over the last twelve months.
Co-trainer Adrian Bott said now that Prompt Response had broken through for a maiden Group 1 win, the stable would consider training her as a short course sprinter in the future with the hope of being selected to fill a slot in the 2018 $13m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick during the Spring Carnival.
“She has found it difficult to get that Group 1, but she has been the most consistent mare throughout her career, right from her very first start as a two year old,” Bott said.
“She has been in top class races and now I think she is in career best form.”
“Through the Autumn I think was her best campaign and she has brought that up to Queensland now.”
“She has been a fantastic mare for us and trained a little bit differently she could be a real speed mare for us.”
“We really want to give serious consideration to keeping a race like The Everest open for her.”
“We have always trained her to get out in trip because they have been the most suitable races for her against the mares but now that she has been able to get that Group 1 and I would really love to see her mix up her training and trained her as a real speed horse and see what we could achieve with her.”