Keep The Justice Races Away
Mar 15, 2016
The combination of a distance rise and the sting out of the track proved a winning formula for Keep The Justice, runaway winner of the 1600m maiden at Stony Creek on Sunday.
Giving an almighty kick at the turn, the lightly raced three-year-old put a space on his rivals who were gaining on him at the line but never threatening, his winning margin a soft 1 3/4 lengths.
"The soft track really helped him," Michael Kent said, adding that the bay will be all the stronger over even longer trips.
"I've got a few of the Daliapour (pictured) breed and they all look like ten furlong horses who will like the cut out of the ground."
Keep The Justice is a home-bred for Lucky Racing who purchased Daliapour prior to his memorable victory in the 2000 Hong Kong International Vase.
Sadly that son of Sadler's Wells - who was runner up to Oath in the 1999 Epsom Derby - passed away last winter having served only small books of mares.
Keep The Justice is the third foal and second winner produced by the Rory's Jester mare Silent Jester, a half-sister to the Hong Kong Gr.3 placegetter Super Charge from the family of Gr.1 fillies Wrap Around and Fashions Afield and Golden Slipper contender Kiss And Make Up.