Joan Constance makes it two in two days at Sale
Sep 10, 2017
Ellerton Zahra Racing struck a bow for the second successive day when Joan Constance was too good for her rivals at Sale.
Overstay completed her comeback from a long-term injury with her success at Kilmore 24 hours before Joan Constance scored on debut for the stable.
Joan Constance had finished second on debut back in February last year but had struggled to break through with one other minor placing before making her debut for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra.
Chris Symons travelled to Sale to ride Joan Constance in the Eddie Brand Memorial Plate and sent the daughter of Stratum straight to the front in the $25,000 contest.
Joan Constance travelled well midrace for Symons before she fought on gamely to hold off her rivals to break her maiden by a length.
“She has been a work in progress and she has always shown ability,” Symons said.
“Her trials in this campaign have been terrific. In her jumpouts she has been showing a lot of dash like she did today.
She was never going to get beaten to be honest. She was travelling that well.
“I think the way she won today, she will definitely step up and you will see a big confidence boost from winning that (race).”
Joan Constance’s first win took her earnings to more than $22,000 but the experience gained from a maiden victory will help the four-year-old quickly improve that tally.
Congratulations to a great stable supporter in Epona Park’s Jeff Allis and all involved in Joan Constance’s impressive first-up win.