Acqume confirms promise for Widdup stable

AcqumeconfirmspromiseforWiddupstable

September6,20176:06pm。

byAAP

BlinkershaveturnedAonairintoawinnerwiththefillyscoringatWarwickFarmunderHughBowman。

HawkesburytrainerBradWiddupiscautiouslyplottingAcqumesreturnclashwithGodolphinstarAlizeeafterhispromisingfillyrecordedback-to-backwinsatWarwickFarm。

AcqumewasthirdondebutatWarwickFarmbehindAlizeeandSonglifelastmonth。

ButwhileAlizeesteppedandheldherownatstakeslevelathernexttwostarts,WidduphastakenaconservativepathwithAcqume。

WehadacrackatAlizeefirstupthenIhadarethinkandtookherbackingrade,Widdupsaid。

Ivealwayshadatthebackofmymindthatshesnottoofaraway。

Shesabeautifulfilly,herworksdefinitelyuptothatsortof(black-type)grade,butyoudontwanttothrowtheminthedeependtooearly。

However,WiddupsaidthestepuptoListedorGroupcompanyduringspringwouldbealogicalprogressionfortheSepoyfilly。

Wellgetherhomeandhavealookather。

Shesdefinitelygoingtherightway。

AcqumeopenedheraccountatGosfordover1200monAugust17andcomplementedthatrunwitha2-1/4lengthvictoryasa$5chanceinWednesdaysTABRewardsHandicapoverthesametrip。

LegalGirl,a$91outsiderwassecondandBellaSuccess($31)filledtheminorplacing1-1/4lengthsfurtherback。

SydneyspremiertrainerChrisWallerwasalsolookingtothefutureforthree-year-oldfillyAonairaftersheclaimedhermaidenover1400m。

Ithinkshesatalentedfilly,shesreallyprogressive,Wallersaid。

Aonair($7)improvedontwothirdplacingsinherpreviousstarts,withWallercreditingtheadditionofblinkersforthefirsttime。

Shesadifferenthorse。

Assoonasthosebarriersopenedshecouldhaveevenledifshewantedto。

Hughie(Bowman)didtherightthinganddidntchangeherracingpattern,hegothertocomebackandshewasthreewidebuthadabeautifulsitwithcover,Wallersaid。

Aonairskippedclearfromthe100tobeatCuba,the$3。

80favourite,by1-1/4lengths。

ChosenAssassin($19)wasaneckadriftinthird。