WARRNAMBOOL-trained filly Capriccio was one of the unlucky runners in the $140,000 listed Creswick Stakes at Flemington on Saturday, but her trainer Daniel Bowman was happy she added black type to her pedigree.
Capriccio in finishing third was only beaten half-a-neck and a nose from the eventual winner Free To Move in the 1200 metre race.
The stewards report from the meeting reads: passing the 300m mark Capriccio was held up for clear running until the 200m.
Bowman said the placing in listed company will help Capriccio as a broodmare later in her career.
"I thought it was a top run," the group one winning trainer said.
"It was a really tight finish. There were a couple of hard luck stories.
"It's a shame Capriccio ran into the dead-end at a vital stage of the race. I think with a bit of luck the result may have been different.
"The black type placing in listed company is wonderful for her breeding career. She seems to appreciate running down the Flemington straight.
"It would be great if there were 1400 metre races down the straight those types of races would really be up her alley."
Capriccio may be heading to the spelling paddock after Saturday's run.
"She's had a good campaign," Bowman said.
"We may give her a short break after that run but we'll just wait and see how she pulls up over the next few days before we decide what she'll do next.
She's a highly strung filly who takes a lot of managing but it's all worth it when they run so well."
From her eight starts Capriccio has won two races and earnt more then $355,000 in stakemoney for her connections.
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