Ten Deep lands city win

Trainers Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman are unlikely to ask too much of European import Ten Deep (GB) after her maiden city win at Sandown. The imported daughter of Ten Sovereigns followed up a Seymour maiden victory with success in the IVE> Handicap (1400m) on Saturday. 

Ten Deep (GB) had two starts in Ireland before making her way to Australia and into the stables of Moody and Coleman at Pakenham, registering two wins and a third from three starts. 

Ridden by Linda Meech, Ten Deep ($5.50) led home the $4.40 favourite Justadeel by three-quarters-of-a-length, with Gallant Prince ($5) a half-length away third. 

Coleman said Ten Deep (GB) was a filly who made getting out of bed on a cold winter's morning that little bit easier. 

"It's nice to have these horses coming through at this time of year," Coleman said. "It's makes getting up on these cold mornings that little bit easier. 

"She's just a beautiful horse to have around. She's got a fantastic nature. She just handles everything, and she's handled her first racing prep with us, really well." 

Coleman said the team had contemplated sending Ten Deep (GB) out for a break following her Seymour maiden victory. However, the filly did so well between races they decided to press on for one more start. 

That proved a winning move as Ten Deep (GB) is now a city winning filly. 

"We may look to turn her out now and bring her back towards the back end of spring and look to some nicer races," Coleman said. "We think she will be a really nice horse when she gets out to that mile range." 

Meech, who was having her first ride on the filly under race conditions, said Ten Deep (GB) was nice developing filly who would continue to improve with maturity. 

"She's a filly with a good turn of foot that doesn't know how to put them away," Meech said. "In her trackwork she has a really sharp turn of foot and runs away from them, but she hasn't brought that to race day yet."