Blinkers do the trick for Biseau at Cranbourne

Mar 31, 2017

A second go with the blinkers was enough to get Biseau over the line in a breakthrough success at Cranbourne.

The Lonhro filly was placed in town on debut but mixed her form in varied races, including a couple of runs when trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra tried blinkers on Biseau last year.

The Flemington duo tried the gear again with greater success in Biseau’s sound third at Tatura on March 19 before the three-year-old broke her maiden in the O’Brien Real Estate Maiden Plate (1000m).

Andrew Mallyon rode Biseau in the $25,000 contest and kept his tactics simple, letting his mount stride forward to race handy to the speed before she over-powered the leader in the last 100m to get home by a head.

“The plan tonight was to ride her to breathe, to find a rhythm,” Mallyon said.

“She settled lovely and I was happy to let the leader go and do the donkey work for me.

“When she perched on the leader’s girth and relaxed and came back underneath me, I was pretty confident.

“The leader did kick away from us in the straight but she built nicely through and was strong on the line.”

Mallyon said Biseau was a developing filly and the ability to relax in her races would help her when she steps into harder races.

“She’s got good tactical speed but now she’s able to relax a bit, she’ll be able to add a few more strings to her bow,” Mallyon said.

Biseau earned a $15,750 winner’s cheque for her Cranbourne success, taking her stakes tally to more than $28,000 in a terrific result for her owners, great stable supporters Hesket Bloodstock.

Congratulations to Hesket Bloodstock and all involved in Biseau’s Cranbourne victory.