Bet On Faith Opens Account by The Gurkha
Major owner Andrew Inglis didn’t have to wait long to recoup a major percentage of his outlay for former Victorian sprinter Bet On Faith who won the Northern Star Cup on Sunday.
The nuggetty sprinter bounced straight to the lead for Ned Coldbeck and despite wanting to over race was able to hold off all challenges in the run to the line.
“He is a tough little horse” Inglis a newly elected Committeeman at the KBRC told the Gurkha. “At his first run he was gassed in front and the on pace conditions of the day helped his cause.”
“Peter was not that confident that he would get the 1300 metres as most of his racing in Victoria has been over the short-course.”
“However Peter did add that he might get away with something over the longer trip and that’s how it panned out.”
Bet On Faith by Keep The Faith displayed his toughness by having his last Victorian start at Warnambool in early June and floating across the Nullarbor and basically getting straight to work without a break.
“He got off the float and wanted to know where the bridle was. He will only have one more start and he can have a well-deserved break.”
Bet On Faith filled the criteria of Eastern States trained horses that Inglis uses to purchase his race horses.
“We like them to have won a race or two, had less than 15 starts and shown good form on Victorian provincial tracks. Of course the price is the deciding factor. It is a bit like buying a demo model out of the yard - they have done a few kilometres, proved their reliability and come at the right price!” The proprietor of Goldfields Toyota joked.
Meanwhile Danterina a surprise winner at the previous KBRC meeting and a favourite at Cambana Lodge will have one more career start before being retired to stud-possibly to be mated to Saxon.