Naming a racehorse is a fascinating thing.
Many, many people think that horses just cannot win with the names they are given and vice versa.
Well, at Wagga today, a rather ambitiously named filly steps out in race 4 over a mile.
And she looks the one to beat.
Certainly today, the filly named WITHOUT EQUAL (Curata Storm-Our Prezier) appears ideally placed for a day of celebration and justification.
She steps into the fray 3rd up from a spell and comes off a solid 3rd placing at this level, and at this track, and at this trip where she seemed to tire over the last 100m while making a charge.
One suspects she is has tightened up significantly now, is fitter and under the Set Weights scale, looks ideally placed to land the cash.
Her pedigree, supports the fact she should be able to run the 1600m out strongly too. Her sire Curata Storm is a 2400m Gr 1 winner, while her mother, Our Prezier, hmmmmm, may not bring much, other than her name to the table.
As a racehorse, trained by Theresa Bateup who also trains this filly, she raced three times and was slower than a Joe Biden inauguration speech.
Her last start was at Mudgee where she was beaten 24 lengths into last place in a maiden.
Fortunately, racehorses don’t know what their parents did on the track.
By the way, a clue as to Without Equal’s name, could be found through her mum. Prezier is the Bulgarian word for President.
Anyway, for about 1 minute and 36 seconds today at Wagga, Without Equal looks to live right up to her name.