Elegant Composure Cardno Handicap Favourite
Late bloomer Elegant Composure is making the most of her four-year-old campaign and is unbeaten in five starts.
To date, she has been running on country tracks in Sunshine Coast in the latter part of 2015, winning two races there before making at appearance at Doomben, in Brisbane, where she won at 1350 m. She then had a race in Deagon before heading back to Sunshine Coast for her fourth win against zero defeats.
Trainer Chris Anderson now faces the decision of possibly stretching her to the mile, which he believes is within her capabilities, and he also expresses the conviction that Elegant Composure could move up to the higher levels amongst fillies and mares. According to Anderson, the mare has the ability to run on the pace or lay back and come up at the end. Jockey Jim Byrne, who has ridden her twice, also expressed a high opinion of her ability.
Elegant Composure is scheduled to make another Doomben appearance in the Cardno Handicap, one of the highlight races at the Saturday meeting.
Sportsbet has made her the $2.90 favourite a day ahead of the race and she has drawn the 12th barrier. Next favourite is Oradonna at $5.00, but she will have to deal with a wide draw at 18.