Don’tgetcaught started a winning week for Greta West Stud with a powerful victory in the Listed Boulder Cup (2100m) last Sunday.
Dangerous sired Don’tgetcaught in 2009 when he was based at Greta West. The WA stayer is his 4th stakes winner and is from Loverdale Miss (Armidale) who was retired shortly after winning a Goulburn maiden for Clarry Connors.
Don’tgetcaught snatched a last-stride victory in the Boulder Cup from Cougar Express (Danehill Express) and Ihtsahymn (Ihtiram). “I had a lap full of horse at the top of the straight but nowhere to go,” winning jockey Peter Hall said. “He races best when ridden back in the field and I was rapt when the split came in time.”
Dangerous is nowadays based with Geoff and Wendy Brunsdon at Benalla.
“He just turned 20 and is still in top condition,” Wendy said. “We cover a few of our own mares – he has a couple of 2yo colts and we have three mares expecting this year.”
Greta West resident Keep The Faith has also doubled up with Honey Steel’s Gold and Tidy Prophet in successive Saturdays at Morphettville.
Honey Steel’s Gold completed a hat-trick in the Holdfast Insurance Hcp (2500m). “He had been racing splendidly as a hurdler before we reverted to the flat,” Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes said.
“Congratulations to owner John Valmorbida and thanks for entrusting us to let him jump!”
The big chestnut had won the Listed Taj Rossi Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in 2013 and has now earned over $400,000.
Tidy Prophet improved her record to 9 wins and prizemoney of $218,130 for part-owner and trainer Will Clarken in the Dr Terry Hodgson Hcp (1400m).
Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) was trained out of Lindsay Park for a Listed victory in the Schweppervescence Cup (1600m) at Caulfield. Greta West studmaster Laurie McCarthy stands him for a $3,300 (inc gst) service fee.