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(Whisper Downs pictured above, picture courtesy of Cyberhorse - Fiona Tomlin)
On Saturday at Moonee Valley a three year old by the name of Whisper Downs established himself as a horse of high credentials for the 2011 spring features with a dominant win in the Chandler Macleod Handicap over 1500m.
The highly promising gelding is under the care of David Hayes whom also trained his sire, Churchill Downs. The future path of this promising three year old excites with the aim of emulating his sire in the G2 Bill Stutt Stakes to be held at Moonee Valley on the 30th of September.
From only four starts Whisper Downs has already won two races and earnt connections $85,455 in earnings. His 2-1/2 length victory on Saturday was highly impressive after settling midfield and then sprinting clear at the top of the Moonee Valley straight to win in comfortable fashion.
Post Race Comments:
"He looks like Churchill Downs," Hayes said. "He is not as polished and flashy as Churchill Downs because he was an entire.
"This horse has very similar markings and I'm a fan of Churchill Downsas well."
"He (Whisper Downs) will definitely be running here again in the Bill Stutt Stakes. If he runs well he will go for the (Caulfield) Guineas, but we will just take it race by race."
"I reckon he has got a nice future," Hayes summed up.
“Today I was surprised how well he travelled, he got a great run in transit, beautiful kick off the bend and put the race beyond doubt," Dwayne Dunn summed up.