All’s well that ends well for one group of owners.
Following a tumultuous and disappointing few days Miss Boudica’s connections literally gained some consolation at Gloucester Park last night.
Planning to have the quality filly competing in tonight’s Australian Pacing Gold Final at Tabcorp Park Melton, trainer Michael Brennan and company had to scrap arrangements due to the Victorian Corona virus outbreak.
With Western Australia establishing a hard border against travel from Victoria it became impossible for Brennan to head east with the daughter of Mach Three for the $350,000 Group One.
Thankfully for the crew Miss Boudica was able to contest the $50,000 Consolation closer to home, which the three-year-old captured in effortless fashion.
“It’s disappointing not being in the big one, but we’re fortunate to have been able to race her in the Consolation,” Brennan said.
“As the name says though, it is only a consolation in relation to our overall plans.
“That said, it is what it is, and given the way people are suffering from this pandemic, we are pretty lucky.”
Driven by Michael Grantham, Miss Boudica led throughout from barrier three to score by 10 metres from Chance Eclipse, with Aussie Scooter two metres away third.
Rating 1:54.3 over 1730 metres, Miss Boudica stretched her record to five wins and five placings from 11 starts for earnings of $55,850.
“It takes a good filly to run that kind of time around Gloucester Park,” Brennan said. “That was her last run this time in and she will have six weeks off now.
“Hopefully everything will be sorted out later in the year and we will be able to head over to Victoria for the Oaks.”