The thoroughly game Prompt Response rounded out last season with a second to Tycoon Tara in the Group 1 Tatt's Tiara at Doomben and she will be on the chase for a win at the highest level this autumn following an impressive return to racing in Saturday's Group II Breeders' Classic (1200m) at Warwick Farm.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained daughter of Beneteau came clear in the final stages to defeat the favourite Egyptian Symbol (Stratum) by one and a half-lengths with a short neck back to the Kris Lees-trained Danish Twist (Dane Shadow) in third. (photo Steve Hart )
Fourth in the Group 1 Myer Stakes at Flemington and fourth in the Group II Matriarch Stakes on the same track at the Melbourne Spring Carnival, Prompt Response earned a third stakes win in the Breeders' Classic advancing her record to 4 wins and 8 seconds from 21 starts with earnings of $806,650.
"She's been so consistent throughout her career so very thankful to see her do that today, more so for the owners because they've been very patient with her," Bott said.
"But today she's come back with an explosive win and put the writing on the wall of what's to come this preparation.
"It was a very strong run race so the way the race panned out played into her hands – she was able to get a lovely cart into the race."
Bott said Prompt Response would be aimed races like the Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) this autumn.
A sister to 2014 Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return, Prompt Response is the fourth foal of the Exceed And Excel mare Prompt whose first two foals are the stakes-placed Diamond Glow (Bel Esprit) and the Hong Kong winner Mr Right (Statue Of Liberty).
Though she failed to place in three starts, Prompt is a daughter of the Desert Sun mare Amnesia a 5-time winner who placed in nine stakes races.
After slipping in 2014 and 2015, Prompt has a yearling colt by Horse Of The Year Dissident that was purchased by George Moore Bloodstock for $525,000 out of the Newgate Farm draft at the recent Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.
Prompt has a colt foal by Medaglia D'Oro (USA) and was bred back to Capitalist at Newgate Farm last spring.
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