Monday, 23 June 2014
Keep The Dane hit
punters in the hip-pocket at Gosford on Friday but the long-shot victory
didn’t surprise owner-trainer Bob Holloway.
“I couldn’t believe the price,” Holloway said on Saturday morning. “My wife Julie got $41.”
first-starter by Greta West Stud sire Keep The Faith scored by three
lengths in the Woodport Inn Plate (1000m). “It was a good field, don’t
worry about that,” Holloway continued. “He got to the front and was a
class above them.”
Keep The Dane (2g Keep The Faith - Danish Puss
by Tale of the Cat) had shown plenty of ability in two trials earlier
this year. “In the first hit-out, he was runner-up to Magic Topaze and
that horse was the favourite in yesterday’s race,” Holloway explained.
“And in the second trial, he was placed behind Scratch Me Lucky who came
out and was Group 1 placed in the Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick.”
Kong agents wasted no time asking after Keep The Dane. “We got four
calls but he’s not for sale at the prices quoted,” Holloway declared.
“I’m 70 and just a hobby trainer these days. I’m just happy we’ve got a
The winner is the first foal of Danish Puss who
doubled up in Adelaide as a late-season three year-old. “I got him
through Jamie Lovett of Australian Bloodstock – he’s a mate from our
football club,” Holloway added. “We put a syndicate together - Jamie,
Dave Trigg, Darren Butcher and their wives are also in him.
never had one as clean-winded as this bloke. He had every right to
feel the pinch yesterday but would not have blown out a candle. We give
him a few days off in a paddock every week and that seems to works
Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) will stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Greta West Stud this year.
KEEP THE DANE
Debut winner by Keep The Faith