Saturday, 24 August 2013
trainer Rob Heathcote has a winning connection with Greta West Stud
stallions and heís all set to strike again with promising Keep The Faith
galloper San Clemente.
San Clemente (3g Keep The Faith -
Saunterina by O'Reilly) is gearing up for a much anticipated debut after
winning three barrier trials at Doomben. The hit-out on August 6 was
an eye-catcher Ė he scored by more than four lengths and runner-up Heza
Bobby Dazzler then came out and won on debut at the Sunshine Coast.
Clemente clocked 50.19s for 820 metres which was the fastest of the
morning apart from the winning trial by Group 1 star Sizzling.
Heathcote has nominated him for maiden sprints over 1000m and 1200m at
Eagle Farm next Wednesday, August 28.
Godís Own gelding San Jose
raced through the grades for Heathcote last season. He is currently
spelling after doubling up at the Gold Coast and Eagle Farm in May
Godís Own (Redouteís Choice) and Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) are both based at Greta West Stud in north-east Victoria.
San Jose is owned by Wilf Mula who raced G1 AJC Derby winner Roman Emperor with Godís Ownís trainer Bart Cummings.
and his grandson James began training together this month and the first
winner the master part-owned for the partnership was Brook Road (Godís
Own) at Kembla Grange on August 17.
Godís Own stands for a $5,500
(inc gst) fee and Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) is priced at $4,400
(inc gst). Greta West studmaster Laurie McCarthy can be contacted for
further information on 0410 476 196.
Rob Heathcote's God's Own-trained gelding wins in Brisbane