Endorsed One To Follow On Breeding by The Gurkha
Well respected Esperance trainer Jeff Eeles had a mixed day at the office, winning the first race on the card with the well-bred Endorsed before losing third place with Ronís Gem when it weighed in light after the Mines Rovers FC Handicap (1200m).
Endorsed by Rock Of Gibraltar is out of the Sir Tristram mare Bracken Bank the dam of Niagra Falls a three time winner at Stakes level.
Niagra Falls is the dam of Elite Falls the winner of the Group 2 ATC Riesling Stakes last year.
Endorsed formerly trained by Lou and Dion Luciani is a full brother to the promising Bella Costa who cost $160,000 as a yearling for Gai Waterhouse and won once from three starts before retiring to stud.
Endorsed won at start number 11 on Sunday but did so in fine fashion and should go on with it now for Eeles.
Surprisingly Endorsed defeated Rock Of Honour also by Rock Of Gibraltar-what price a siring quinella for the former Coolmore star in a Kalgoorlie maiden?
In form apprentice Felicity Ives who joined Misty Bazeley on top of the Office National Leading Jockey Award Table was suspended by RWWA Stipes after the running of the Woolibar Station Handicap (1200m).
Ives was found guilty of allowing her mount Miss Heineken (the winner) to lay in over the concluding stages causing interference to runners namely Renumani.
She was suspended for 14 days expiring midnight July 29.