Keilahs consistency rewarded yesterday

CONSISTENCY was rewarded at Globe Derby yesterday.

Among the placegetters during five of her last seven starts, Keilah registered an overdue win for trainer Rebecca Geurds.

Also owned by Geurds, Keilah’s previous success was at the same venue last May.

“It’s about time she got another win on the board…she was due for it,” Geurds said. “She’s been a good mare, but just finds it hard to win.

“She always runs seconds, thirds and fourths, so when she does win it is all the more sweeter.

“She has had 33 starts this season and only finished further back than four seven times.

“I’d be happy to have a few more like her.”

Beginning from barrier three with Gina Bell holding the reins, Keilah was forced to work overtime in the ‘death seat’ as Trouble Looming led from the pole.

Bullocking her way to the front halfway along the home straight, the daughter of Art Major scored by a metre-and-a-half from the pacemaker.

Ideal Melody was six-and-a-half metres away third in 2:02.1 over 2230 metres.

“That was a good run from her,” Geurds said. “She likes doing it tough like that but lately she has become a little more versatile and developed a bit more of a sprint where she can be driven with a sit.”

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