WA’s Star Juvenile To Head East

18
Apr

Unbeaten filly Whispering Brook will headline trainer Simon Miller’s Melbourne spring carnival assault after enhancing her reputation at Ascot on Saturday.
Whispering Brook confirmed she was WA’s best juvenile after completing a clean sweep of two-year-old races in the Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).
It followed earlier successes in the Listed Supremacy Stakes (1100m), the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) and Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m).
She became the 14th horse to win the Karrakatta Plate-Sires double and joined Burgess Queen and Bomber Bill who also went through their two-year-old campaigns undefeated.
“She will go over east,” Miller said on Tabradio.
“She will have a good spell and then I will aim her up in Melbourne for their carnival.
“It’s funny they have two waves for the three-year-olds with an early and late one.
“She will race at either Caulfield, Moonee Valley or the Flemington carnival.
“If we are still going well we can come back home for ours if need be.
“There are a plethora of races over there where she will get weighted reasonably well.
“She deserves having a chance so she will go east.
“I will be taking a team over this year including First Among Equals.
“We will have good representation at this year’s carnival.”
Miller claimed his first Sires win and jockey, Peter Knuckey, his second after he combined with Roman Time (2007).
Whispering Brook, a $45,000 weanling, heads to the paddock with $635, 350 in prizemoney.
First Among Equals, an Exceed And Excel gelding, won the Pinjarra Classic (1300m) in February.

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