Above: Dancing Gidget was one of three metro winners for Al Maher – image Steve Hart
A great day at the office for Stockwall Thoroughbreds Al Maher with his three-year-old daughters Chassis and Dancing Gidget winner at Caulfield and Rosehill respectively while the seven-year-old mare Bertwhistle kept her recent good form going when successful at Morphettville.
The Darryl Dodson-trained Bertwhistle is racing in the form of her life. Kayla Crowther weaved a passage on the veteran mare to defeat Exalted Ruth by a head to make it three wins from her past four starts.
Passed in when failing to make her $25,000 reserve at the 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, the Roger Pfitzner homebred advances her record to 9 wins and 3 thirds from 28 starts with earnings of $255,949.
Next up for Al Maher came the John Price-trained filly Chassis.
With Dwayne Dunn in the saddle, Chassis held the challenge of the Written Tycoon filly Rich Hips in the Elizabeth Mooney Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield.
A $40,000 purchase by her trainer out of the Supreme Thoroughbreds draft at the 2018 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, Chassis advances her record to 3 wins and a second from 8 starts with earnings of $169,375.
Shortly after Chassis’ win at Caulfield, Hugh Bowman swept down the outside on the Chris Waller-trained Dancing Gidget to defeat the Fastnet Rock gelding Papal Warrior over 1400m at Rosehill.
It was the third consecutive win for the Ingham-homebred to advance her record to 3 wins and 3 seconds from 9 starts with earnings of $175,900.
Dancing Gidget is a daughter of the Ingham’s $1.5 million Easter Yearling purchase Little Surfer Girl, a triple Listed stakes-winner by Encosta de Lago out of the top-class Special Harmony (Spinning World).
A Group 1 winning son of Danehill, Al Maher started his career at Emirates Park, NSW before moving down to Stockwell Thoroughbreds in Victoria last year. The sire of 35 stakes-winners Al Maher will stand at a fee of $8,800 in 2020.
Article courtesy of Breednet