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Winter break for Consensus

  • Tue, 15 May 2018
  • Richard Edmunds
Quality mare Consensus has reached the end of her 2017-18 campaign.

Quality mare Consensus has reached the end of her 2017-18 campaign.

Consensus has been withdrawn from Saturday’s Gr. 1 Doomben Cup and is on her way home for a winter break.

The Postponed mare performed with merit in Sydney in the autumn, finishing fourth in the Gr. 1 Ranvet Stakes and sixth behind Winx in the A$4 million Gr. 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. She was a last-start eighth in the Gr. 2 Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast.

“She ran really well in her two races in Sydney, but we were just a bit disappointed with the run on the Gold Coast,” trainer Stephen McKee told www.theinformant.co.nz.

“She wasn’t far away from them (4.45 lengths from the winner), but it was just a bit below her best. So she won't be running on Saturday and she’ll come home for a spell now. She’s done well in this campaign.”

The winner of the 2016 Zabeel Classic, Consensus didn’t win a race this season but finished second on three occasions including the Gr. 1 Captain Cook Stakes and Haunui Farm WFA. She also ran fourth in the Ranvet, the Zabeel Classic and the Gr. 3 OMF Stakes. Her 10-start campaign netted more than $160,000 in prize-money for her connections.