Stiffer task awaits Provenance
Last Updated: 10/08/14 1:52pm
Provenance is likely to be stepped up in class and distance on her next appearance after securing her third victory from four starts at Haydock on Saturday.
A daughter of talented race-mare Echelon and a half-sister to Group One-winning Sir Michael Stoute stable companion Integral, Provenance has made an excellent start to her career with triumphs at Kempton and Sandown before her impressive display on Merseyside.
Chris Richardson, managing director for owners Cheveley Park Stud, is not getting carried away, but hopes she can continue to improve.
Richardson said: "It was certainly not the easiest of passages for Ryan (Moore), but I was delighted to see her pick up and show that bit of speed.
"She's a filly who has taken a lot of time to settle and sort herself out mentally and Sir Michael and his team have obviously done a very good job.
"She's not as good as her sister, I know that, but she is progressing and hopefully she can progress into a nice, black type filly.
"I don't have a race in mind. We'll probably be looking at 10-furlong options.
"She's a filly we're looking forward to seeing race on next year and knowing how the family progress, we don't need to try and do too much too soon."