Gone but far from forgotten, the ill-fated Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) left his mark on the Flemington meeting with his talented daughter Whispering Brook taking the feature event on the card.
The Darren Weir-trained mare won for the ninth time in her career when she was too good in the G3 Standish H. and in the process her bank account broke through the $1 million-mark.
“She’s in flying form and with each run she’s improving,” stable representative Brady Cross said.
“She had a lovely run throughout and when she let down she hit the line strongly.” - Brady Cross
“She had a lovely run throughout and when she let down she hit the line strongly.
“We’ll probably look for something in Adelaide, maybe the target the Group 1 (Robert Sangster S.).”
Whispering Brook claimed the G2 Karrakatta Plate, won twice at Group 3 level and placed in the G1 Thousand Guineas when trained in Western Australia by Simon Miller.
Since her subsequent relocation to Weir, she was successful in the Listed Abell S. before doubling her stakes tally at Flemington.
Her sire Hinchinbrook was a Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter before he took his spot on the Yarraman Park Stud roster in 2011.
Champion freshman sire
He was crowned Australia’s champion first season sire in 2014-15 and was about to enter his eighth season at stud in 2018 when he suffered a tragic accident at ten years of age.
Sire of the Group 1 winners Press Statement and Seabrook, Hinchinbrook will be widely represented at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale with 26 of his sons and daughters catalogued.
Four of them will be offered by Yarraman, who enjoyed a successful day at Flemington as part-owners of the impressive debutante Jedastar (I Am Invincible), who sped away with the New Year Plate.
Yarraman will be presenting a strong draft of 16 yearlings by star resident stallion I Am Invincible at the Gold Coast Sale on January 9-15.