Consistent Confluence gets deserved Echuca win
Jun 16, 2019
Confluence again showed his second-up prowess with a fighting win at Echuca.
Confluence broke his maiden second-up at Pakenham in January and repeated the dose at Echuca after a promising first-up outing at Sale.
The son of Denman spent a year out of racing before his Sale run and took the extra fitness into the Independent Cranes Handicap (1200m).
Jockey Andrew Mallyon had previously ridden Confluence to minor placings, including a second at Echuca, but guided the four-year-old to a comfortable win at Echuca.
A quick beginning allowed Mallyon to send Confluence to race handy to the speed without too much effort before the gelding travelled comfortably on a slow speed to the home turn.
Confluence sprinted quickly when asked early in the straight before comfortably holding off the late challenges to score by more than a length.
“He’s a bloke that I had a lot of time for as a young horse,” Mallyon said.
“Earlier in his career, I kept running second on him so it was nice to get a win today.
“He’s coming back from a long time off and took a lot of improvement from his run at Sale.
“He jumped super today and got across lovely to take the barrier out of the equation.
“He gave a good kick at the end and I think he’ll improve again on today.”
Confluence’s second win earned connections more than $33,000 in prizemoney and bonuses, taking his stakes tally to more than $148,000.
Congratulations to Confluence’s owner Hesket Bloodstock on yet another win in partnership with Ellerton Zahra Racing.