Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Catechesis completed a great start to the season for Keep The Faith when she remained unbeaten at Wodonga on Monday.
Bob Donat-trained mare was the 8th individual winner in August for the
Greta West Stud stallion. He’s currently a Top 5 sire in Victoria for
winners alongside Written Tycoon (16), Magnus (10), Starcraft (11), Keep
The Faith (8) and Street Boss (7).
Catechesis had broken her
duck at Wodonga in June and she doubled up in the Blacklocks Ford Hcp
(1590m). The 600km round-trip from Bendigo to the border paid off for
Donat who only has two horses on the books.
Her maiden win was his first result in three years!
lightly-raced Keep The Faith mare settled on the speed on Monday and
held off all challenges in the straight. “She worked well during the
week and was back in grade on a better surface,” jockey Patrick Holmes
said. “She did a bit of work early but I got a good run and she won
Catechesis was bred by Greta West as was her older brother
The Pantz who won 6 races in Queensland. Their dam Ed’s Sister (Flying
Spur) and second-dam Edwina (Vain) were both raced by Victorian breeder
Edwina is a half-sister to G2 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Pre Catelan.
West Stud also bred recent Pakenham & Geelong winner Sergeant
Hightower. The Churchill Downs – Firhill gelding has been in work with
Alison Sheehan since late last year and has only been out of the first
four once in his last 15 starts.
Firhill (Marauding) has a
yearling filly by Unencumbered at Greta West and the mare is slated for
an early cover this year after missing to Canford Cliffs.
The Faith (Sunday Silence) and God’s Own (Redoute’s Choice) both stand
for a $3,300 (inc gst) fee at Greta West beside King Of Prussia (Anabaa)
at a $2,200 (inc gst).
Unbeaten at Wodonga for Bob and Bron Donat