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.