Age Of Chivalry all class at Sandown
Jan 16, 2019
Age Of Chivalry has plenty to learn but the exciting three-year-old became a city winner when resuming on the Sandown Lakeside course.
The gelding had shown plenty of talent in his work and his two solid runs last time in, which convinced trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra to run him first-up in town in the Blue Star Print Plate (1200m).
Zahra was confident in Age Of Chivalry’s chances, announcing him as the stable’s best winning chance in an RSN interview on the morning of the race.
Age Of Chivalry lived up to Zahra’s confidence when he scored a terrific 1 ¾ length win with Damian Lane in the saddle.
Age Of Chivalry burst clear at the 200m before easily holding his rivals, showing he was a horse with a bright future with his dominant win, despite doing a few things wrong in the $50,000 race.
“He’s always shown us a fair bit, but he’s come back a lot stronger,” Zahra said.
“He’s been doing a lot wrong at home, which means he’s quite fresh and up and about, which is good.
“I liked the way he hit the line and kept going when he was out there on his own today.”
Ellerton and Zahra have plenty of autumn options with Age Of Chivalry, but the Flemington trainers will assess the son of He’s Remarkable’s recovery from his maiden before deciding the rest of his campaign.
However, Zahra said Age Of Chivalry would benefit from race experience and a longer trip than the 1200m of his Sandown win.
“He has got plenty of upside and when he learns what to do and we step him up in ground, he’ll be a nice horse,” Zahra said.
Congratulations to Age Of Chivalry’s owners on the promising performer’s maiden win at Sandown.