ALLUVION certainly showed her rivals how to do it at the Hawkesbury Race Club's meeting yesterday 22nd September 2016.
It was a galloping exhibition that left her rivals in awe as the threeyear-old filly increased the margin to the rest of the field with every stride in the run to the post.
The horse had competed in town at her previous three starts (one in a black-type race) and performed admirably.
After those runs Scott "The Tweaker" knowing his horse as he does, once again identified that a gear change may assist ALLUVION in her races so the winkers came off and a cross over nose band and blinkers were put on.
Along with a change of rider and dropping back to the 1000 metres, a distance at which the filly's other victory was over at Hawkesbury, back on her home track, plus the changes made to her gear, certainly produced the desired result.
Brenton Avdulla was to take over the reins, ALLUVION ($4.00 - $2.80F) would carry 55.0kgs and she had drawn barrier 7 out of the 9 runners.
The 1000 metres start is situated over in the chute that runs parallel to Racecourse Road. From the outset it was the jockey's intention to be amongst the front runners with Brenton urging his mount early to take up that position.
In fact, the duo were leading the bunch after 200 metres and doing it comfortably without too much pressure being applied.
ALLUVION had settled into a nice rhythm, with her rider, aware of Winning Supreme ridden by Tim Clark to his outside, still maintaining his rating.
Just prior to the home turn with about 500 metres to go, Winning Supreme's rider was starting to stoke up his horse, ALLUVION was still under a nice hold and travelling well.
Around the turn and into the home straight and 300 metres out, Brenton allowed his mount to balance up and gave ALLUVION a bit of rein, the pair were now one and a half lengths in front.
On passing the 200 metres pole her jockey pushed the button and ALLUVION went whoosh.
With her rider keeping her mind on the task at hand with a couple of waves of the whip and 100 metres to go, the duo were four lengths ahead of their rivals and flying.
A prolonged look over the left and then the right shoulders convinced Brenton that there were no challengers he then allowed his horse to coast to the line.
ALLUVION passed the winning post four and a half lengths in front of the second horse, Winning Supreme, race time was 55.50 with the last 600 metres covered in 33.44.
Heartiest congratulations to the owners, members of the Lopez family who bred ALLUVION also to Scott (a part owner) and his team ... going on that performance, the best is yet to come.