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Hinchinbrook Mare Adds Group 3 At Flemington

Classy mare Whispering Brook gave yearling buyers more cause to look closely at remaining progeny by the late Hinchinbrook after she won the G3 Standish Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Hinchinbrook Mare Adds Group 3 At Flemington

Classy mare Whispering Brook gave yearling buyers more cause to look closely at remaining progeny by the late Hinchinbrook after she won the G3 Standish Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Whispering Brook wins the Standish Handicap
Whispering Brook wins the Standish Handicap Picture:Racing and Sports

The ninth career win by the Darren Weir-trained Whispering Brook took her career earnings past $1 million, a big return on the $45,000 she cost as a weanling at the Magic Millions National Sale in 2014.

The 5YO Whispering Brook Horseform started her career in WA where she won the G2 Karrakatta Plate as a 2YO. She also won twice at G3 level and was placed in the G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield when trained in Perth by Simon Miller.


After her relocation to Weir she added the Listed Abell Stakes to her stakes tally.

Hinchinbrook, a top class 2YO, G2 winner and multiple G1 placegetter, went to stud in 2011 and was Australia’s champion first season sire in 2014-15.

The sire of G1 winners Press Statement and Seabrook among his 16 stakes winners died aged 10 in mid-2018 when he suffered a tragic accident at Yarraman Park Stud.

He has 26 yearlings in the catalogue for next week’s Magic Millions sale at the Gold Coast.

Whispering Brook (Hinchinbrook x Artful Whisper by Machiavellian) is one of two winners from Artful Whisper, a half-sister to US Listed winner High Maintenance (Danehill).

A brother to Whispering Brook’s will be offered at the 2019 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

It has taken longer than expected but the 6YO gelding Etymology finally became a stakes winner with his victory in the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Etymology Horseform (New Approach x Weaver Of Words by Danehill) showed great staying potential as a 3YO with placings in the Victoria Derby, SA Derby and VRC St Leger.

However until two weeks ago his only wins in three seasons of racing had come in two minor country races.

He has now won successive races at Flemington, becoming the 42nd stakes winner for former shuttle stallion New Approach with Tuesday’s win.

New Approach, the sire of the 2018 Epsom Derby winner Masar, shuttled to Australia between 2009 and 2012 and now stands at Dalham Hall Stud in the UK.

In form stayer Naval Warfare became the third stakes winner for his sire Born To Sea with his win in the Listed New Year’s Day Cup at Randwick.

The imported Naval Warfare Horseform (Born To See x Three Days In May by Cadeaux Genereux) is a half-brother to the G2 winner and sire Gregorian (Clodovil).

Born To Sea’s other two stakes winners are the classic-placed Sea Of Grace and Listed winner Sea King.

Racing And Sports



147261
R6 FLEMINGTON 1 January 2019
Standish Hcp , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Whispering Brook is now unbeaten in two starts since resuming, both at this track. She settled well for Dean Yendall just behind the leaders in fifth place, took a split to take the lead at the 200m and then fought back gamely for a very good win, her sixth stakes success and ninth victory from 22 starts. Smart Coupe settled back in 10th place, commenced her move in the centre of at the 300m and kept running on well for a very good second, beaten just under a length. True Excelsior raced close to the leader (Theanswermyfriend), nearer to the inside rails, challenged strongly at the 300m and she then kept fighting on well for third just in front of Holbein who also raced close to pace before battling on well for (1.3 lengths) fourth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. WHISPERING BROOK (AUS)
5yo Mare
DARREN WEIR
DEAN YENDALL
55.5
$3.25
 
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - ARTFUL WHISPER (USA)
A R Macalister, Mrs B A Macalister, Mrs K Wardle, C Macalister & R D Lear
2nd  
11. SMART COUPE (AUS)
4yo Mare
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
DAMIEN THORNTON
54.0
$31.00
 
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - COUPE (AUS)
First Light Racing Pty Ltd, Vionneto Racing, A Stathakis, A Taranto, S Biviano, B B A H Racing, D Higginbotham, Ms S P Hunter, Miss L Hoskin, Mrs L M Hoskin, Mrs W G Rechter, Essendon Supers, Southern Mallee Giants, G Heinze, Haisha Racing, J Pace, G Joseph, L E Williams & P Scott
3rd  
12. TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ)
4yo Mare
Leon & Troy Corstens
STEPHEN BASTER
54.0
$21.00
 
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SPECIAL DIAMOND (NZ)
 Rosemont Stud (Mgr A P Mithen)
4th  9. HOLBIEN (AUS)
4yo Gelding
S J RICHARDS
PATRICK MOLONEY
54.0
$9.00
5th  2. ILLUSTRIOUS LAD (AUS)
7yo Gelding
PETER GELAGOTIS
ANTHONY DARMANIN
58.0
$15.00
6th  1. THEANSWERMYFRIEND (AUS)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
J ALLEN
59.0
$5.00
7th  6. SAVANNA AMOUR (AUS)
5yo Mare
CHRIS MEAGHER
BRETT PREBBLE
55.5
$7.50
8th  5. CALL ME HANDSOME (IRE)
6yo Gelding
PETER GELAGOTIS
CRAIG WILLIAMS
55.5
$7.50
9th  4. MISSROCK (AUS)
5yo Mare
ROBBIE LAING
BEN THOMPSON
56.0
$16.00
10th  13. SAINT VALOREM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
CAMERON TEMPLETON
REGAN BAYLISS
54.0
$21.00
11th  8. SYLPHEED (AUS)
5yo Mare
MATT CUMANI
NOZI TOMIZAWA
54.0
$51.00
12th  10. PROUD WOLF (AUS)
7yo Gelding
LEE & SHANNON HOPE
TAHLIA HOPE
54.0
$101.00

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