Filly, 3 yrs
Trainer: Clive Cox
Title Track suffered from recurring minor afflictions during her first season, which were frustrating and delayed her debut until late October. Her homework strongly suggested that she would be better on turf than a synthetic surface, but unfortunately by the time she was ready to go postward, the ground had become too soft to ensure a kind introduction. We chose to start on the polytrack as the lesser of two evils and she showed good pace to travel strongly behind the leader and eventual easy winner. She was the only rival to keep tabs on him for much of the race, but faded late on as horses ridden more conservatively stayed on past her without ever threatening. She confirmed the pace that she has shown at home. She behaved well in the preliminaries, but was tense and keen in the race, a trait that she had hinted at in the morning, which is one of the reasons she was brought along slowly. She remains in training as we believe that after a mental break during the winter and with growing maturity she will be able to fully harness her talent. We envisage that she will be able to start in April on the turf.
A winning Pivotal mare with pace is an attractive proposition for most breeders, as he has been a leading broodmare sire for many seasons. His most notable representative this season is Love, whose dam was rated only 50 after a few miserable attempts!