Jan 02, 2012

Congratulations to everyone involved with SPLIT THE FAITH on her win at Bunbury yesterday. I really have to thank all the owners, Dick, Jan, John and Neven for their patience with the filly, we had an issue with her in the early stages of her two year old season, we were able to give her a good period of time and she has come back a sound filly. She had a lovely preparation leading into her first up run, her trial was good and she pleased Nick at home before going into the race, he was quietly confident she would perform as she did. I would like to thank Nick Cox and his team in Perth for their effort with the filly as I said she came back from an issue as a two year old, she is now nice and sound and his team have done a tremendous job in preparing her. Her win was very good, she had to make two runs in the race, she was trapped a little bit deep early and then got some cover. She was then in a position to balance up and chase and she did so tenaciously. I think all goes well for the future, she has always given us the impression that she will get over a bit more ground, we will probably look at spacing her runs whilst the tracks are firm and I think she will probably be better placed at Belmont over the winter months. Congratulations to all, it was a terrific thrill and was the first winner we have had in Perth having her first race start.