Shezapro creates big impression for Econsul

Perth jockey Peter Knuckey has plenty of time for Econsul filly Shezapro who created a big impression at Northam on Thursday.

Shezapro (2f Econsul – Prozero by Danzero) missed the kick but recovered to win the Tim Mosel Maiden (1100m) by a length in the Avon Valley yesterday.

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner Econsul stands at Woodside Stud and Shezapro became his fourth first-crop winner.  Importantly for breeders, three of those winners are out of Danehill line mares.

“I think she will develop into a real nice filly as a three year-old,” Knuckey told AAP.  “She gave them a start but worked through the field and hit the line hard.”

Shezapro is trained at Ascot by Brendon Fitzgerald for a partnership managed by Joe Crupi.  She looks a bargain buy after selling for $22,500 out of the Lindsay Park draft at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions.

“Shezapro is still a bit new and Brendon is only going to give her a light prep this time,” Knuckey added.  “I’ve been riding her in work and all she wants to do is learn, learn, learn.  With some more weight on board after a spell, should make the grade in town.”

Econsul (Pins) stands at a $4,400 (inc. gst) fee alongside Foreplay (Danehill) and Irish Derby winner Grey Swallow (Daylami) at Woodside Park.

Woodside’s Dean Harvey said Econsul’s nick with Danehill looked a logical outcross on paper.  “We have a very promising Econsul colt in work and he’s out of a Flying Spur mare,” Harvey said.  “Econsul hit his straps as a 3YO to win the Caulfield Guineas so we are expecting big things from him in the next 12 months.”

Cornerstone Stud will also be following the progress of Shezapro.  Her dam Prozero has a filly foal by Cornerstone resident Barely a Moment and she is back in foal to him on an October 2010 cover.