The Thief was described as a Darwin raider after winning at Flemington on Saturday when, in fact, the gelding was bred and reared in Victoria.
He’s the latest in a long line of winners that Tim and Di Dennis bred at Glenwood Stud south-west of Geelong.
The Thief (4g Dubleo – Bush Ballad by Alquoz) powered home to qualify for the LR Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) back at Flemington on July 12.Â “He finished off strong once I got him into the clear,” jockey Dean Yendall said.Â “He won really convincingly.”
Glenwood sold The Thief as a foal for $10,000 at the 2010 Inglis Great Southern Sale.Â He was purchased by Top End owner Bob Kendray and won four in a row at Fannie Bay before a close second to Host Of The Party in last year’s Darwin Guineas.
Kendray sent gelding to Melbourne with trainer Stephen Brown and he was placed at Sandown and Mornington before the breakthrough at headquarters on Saturday.
Tim Dennis retired to Torquay after Di passed away in 2011 and among the feature winners bred at their Modewarre property were Zazzman (G3 Geelong Cup), Volitant (G3 Moonga Stakes), Press The Button (G2 Reisling Stakes), Koonoomoo (G3 Maybe Mahal Stakes) and About Ready (LR Durbridge Stakes).
Brown will set The Thief for the LR Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Flemington on July 12.