AVAILABLE: KEEP THE FAITH/TORTOLA

Apr 30, 2010

Tony’s thoughts: I purchased this colt at the Melbourne Premier sale for $31,000. I currently have a Keep The Faith filly in work at home which has impressed me and encouraged me to look at the Stallion.

I had some background information on the mare that this colt is out of. The two previous colts out of this mare have been sold off trials to Hong Kong. They were both trained at Mornington by Alan Waymouth and I was able to observe them in their work and then realised that they had been sold for very good money on the basis of their ability that they had shown in their trials. Alan Waymouth was in fact under bidder on this colt when I purchased him.

This horse is a very strong type of 2YO he is not over big and gives the impression that he will go early. He is super vobis qualified which is a bonus for those horses that are likely to race at 2YO. He is a nice horse for not a lot of money and I think that we would find out pretty early if he has got enough ability to race or not. I don’t think that the ongoing costs would be long on him if he is not worthwhile keeping and racing.