Monday, 15 October 2012
Consecrate kept the winners ticking over for Keep The Faith on Cranbourne Cup day. The lightly-raced local shouldered 60kg to snatch the TW Plastering Hcp (1200m) by a nose from Darley galloper Grave (Singspiel).
The result was a win-win for part-owner Troy Wilson who sponsored the $20,000 race.
Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) is based at Greta West Stud and he has sired 21 individual winners this season. That puts him in fifth spot behind Stratum, Hidden Dragon, Snitzel and Snippetson among stallions that retired to stud in 2006.
Behind them are the likes of Starcraft, Ferocity, Oratorio (Ire), Jet Spur, Bradburys Luck, Gods Own, Al Samer and Barely A Moment
Consecrate (4g Keep The Faith - Wine And Roses by Whiskey Road) was an easy debut winner at Bendigo late last year after trainer Robbie Griffiths bought him for $55,000 at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.
"It’s great to win a race on our home track on Cup Day,” Griffiths said. "I actually thought we had got beaten and then we had to survive a protest!
“He didn’t have an ideal run out wide and got there a bit too soon. It was his second run back from a lengthy spell and he will take solid improvement from that outing.”
Besides Troy Wilson and his wife Madeline, the syndicate consists of Peter Adsett, Brett Aldons, Peter Arvanitis, Trudy Brewster, John Jenkins, Deane Lester, John McCarthy, Phil Munro, Los Jugalores Racing, and Anthony Zoanetti.
Wine And Roses is a half brother to three winners including the stakes placed Saeta Rose from a prolific black type family that has produce the stakes winners like Pillaging, Sainthood, Mondano, Indian Raj and Irradiate.
Keep The Faith stands at Greta West Stud for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee.
Right at home on Cranbourne Cup day