Talented Conatus Filly Walks the Line

23 December 2010

Brilliant 3YO Conatus filly, I Walk the Line (by Conatus out of the Timber Country mare, Country Step) has ended her successful 7 run preparation in by winning 2 city meetings (at Rosehill in Sydney and Doomben in Queensland) and placing 2nd in Wyong and is now spelling in her paddock back in NSW. Beating a field of 8 in a $50,000 3YO Hcp over 2020m and partnered by jockey, Larry Cassidy – I Walk the Line showed breath taking acceleration to beat her opposition by 5.5 lengths at Doomben on Saturday 18th December.

This brings her career statistics to 8 starts: 2:1:1 and her trainer, Pat Webster is quietly excited.

“It takes a lot to get me excited and with any horse you have to take every day with them, but I am quietly excited with her”. Pat said. “She has always showed me something and I do like her, the trick is to get the key to the horses that you have so that you can then work with them – not against them”.

Where to now for this talented filly? After a well earned rest she will be possibly headed towards the Queensland Oaks during the Winter Carnival. A good reason to get excited.

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My horses understand me tolerably well. I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship to each other.

—Jonathan Swift from
Gulliver’s Travels