Winter Challenge To Keepit To Yourself
The Gelding Becomes 29th Stakes Winner For Keeper
A year-long campaign came to a winning end for the durable gelding Keepit To Yourself (Keeper) in the Winter Challenge (Listed, 1500m) at Rosehill yesterday.
With an effort that recalled the deeds of his brother Keepiní The Dream (Keeper) and one of New Zealandís finest modern-day stayers Castletown (One Pound Sterling), Keepit To Yourself defied his double-figure starting price to score impressively.
Co-trainer Greg Lee said he had only kept the gelding going in the hope of finding a relatively dry track.
"He just needed a dry track and we knew he would come good," Lee said.
29 FOR KEEPER
Keepit To Yourself (6 g ex Irish Nassie by Nassipour) became Keeperís (Danehill) 29th stakes winner when the gelding won the Winter Challenge Handicap (Listed, 1500m) at Rosehill yesterday under jockey Tommy Berry. The Cambridge Stud-based Keeper, whose stakes winners are headed by six Group One winners, will stand for a fee of NZ$7,000 (plus GST) in 2015.