Easy for Creativity at Cranbourne

Mar 03, 2017

Creativity’s class was finally on show as she strode to an easy first-up success at Cranbourne.

The three-year-old showed plenty of talent with a stakes placing on debut but trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra spelled the daughter of Master Of Design after one run of her spring campaign.

Creativity has had her share of barrier issues and gave jockey Damian Lane a few anxious moments pre-race but the rider paid tribute to the staff behind the gates.

“Behind the barriers, she went to have a little rear and I said, ‘here we go again’ because she was pretty switched on and she knows it’s race day,” Lane said.

“If you take her to the jumpouts, she walks in like a lamb.

“I thought we were going to be in a bit of trouble but we are very fortunate here in Victoria, we have got great barrier staff and they work their magic and she went in.”

Lane’s confidence in Creativity allowed him to be kind to the three-year-old early in the De Bortoli Wines Maiden Plate (1200m), allowing her to find a rhythm midfield before sending her to improve around her opposition when the speed slowed midrace.

Creativity strode up to the leaders early in the straight before drawing clear under Lane’s guidance, rather than hard riding, to score by a length, breaking her maiden at her fourth outing.

“She’s a pretty smart horse and she was a superior horse to this field and I rode her that way when the pace came out of the race,” Lane said.

“I let her stride forward three deep and she was too good.”

Creativity’s maiden win earned great stable supporters Barrie and Midge Griffiths $22,150 in prizemoney and bonuses, taking the smart sprinter’s stakes tally to more than $41,000.

Congratulations to Creatitivity’s owners and all involved with her classy first-up win.