Double at Headquarters
Jan 19, 2013
What great form the stable has been in of late - four of our last five runners saluting including a double at Flemington on Saturday - former Queenslanders Goldslick and Danish Whiskey both finding the line in determined fashion.
Having her fifth run for us, Danish Whiskey - like Goldslick - was sent to us by Eagle Farm trainer Liam Birchley who will be pleased to see his two former charges in such good form.
Winning for us second up at Ballarat in late November, Danish Whiskey had been close up at two subsequent metropolitan outings and she did a great job on Saturday - successful under the steadier of 60kg.
And she had to show great heart to win too - the four-year-old getting back on the rails and not having much room in the run home.
"From a tricky gate I told Brad (Rawiller) to ride her for luck," Michael Kent said, "and fortunately things went out way."
Racing tightly until getting a split at the 100m and racing quickly to the lead, Danish Whiskey got clear and held on gamely when challenged over the final stages.
"The gap opened up at the right time and she was great to the line," Rawiller reported.
Raced by the Three Fingers Racing Syndicate, Danish Whiskey isby the regally bred Group 3 winner Dane Shadow - son of Danehill and the wonderful mare Slight Chance.
Bred by Troy Hall Racing and purchased at the 2010 Magic Millions for $45,000, Danish Whiskey is the first foal for the lightly raced Sea Road mare Davone Pheroz.
As her name suggests, Davone Pheroz hails from the excellent "Pheroz" family, one that has produced one of Australia's best and all-time favourite gallopers - the eight times Group 1 winneer Super Impose.
A lovely broodmare prospect for the future, Danish Whiskey can also boast amongst her relations the stakes winners Furama Nights, Unrocel Saint, Neversaynever, Mikki Street, Pleasantsundaygirl, Pheroz Jewel, Super Impressive and Pheroz Pride.