Friday, 6 July 2012
Connections of Keep The Faith mare Vow Of Silence were upbeat
about her future following a last-start victory in the Brendon McCoull
Plate (1200m) in Launceston.
Vow Of Silence (4m Keep The Faith - Diamond Orchid by Final Card) shared
the lead and, when given more rein by jockey Kelvin Sanderson in the
straight, responded for a comfortable three length victory.
“She’s a work in progress,” trainer Adam Trinder said. “She suffered
from travel sickness so we had to tip her out for three months to
Vow Of Silence was part of a win-a-day run for Keep The Faith last
week. The Greta West resident sired six winners from the eastern
seaboard across to Perth where his promising filly Split The Faith was
successful at Belmont Park.
Vow Of Silence is a homebred for Nikki Burke and is from the Cranbourne
trainer’s provincial winner Diamond Orchid. Burke sold the mare’s first
foal to Hong Kong after he scored on debut at Yarra Glen. Now named
Longwah Kid, he is with Casper Fownes and won at Happy Valley in
Vow Of Silence is the second and Burke was always going to keep her for
stud duties. “She’s well bred but should have at least another season
racing,” Trinder explained. “She’s adaptable, sound and competitive and
there’s plenty of upside to work with.”
Burke transferred the mare on the recommendation of Trinder’s partner
Leah Goodrick. “Nikki has always had a good opinion of the mare,”
Trinder added. “But she went by the wayside every time she looked like
winning in Victoria.
“The mare has been Leah’s special project and I think we will reap some financial benefits with her reasonably quickly.”
Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) will stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Greta West this year.
VOW OF SILENCE
Trainer Adam Trinder returns to scale with the mare after her win at Launceston