Interstate Treble for Al Maher

Mark Smith - Saturday July 25

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).

Dancing Gidget was one of three metro winners for Al Maher - image Steve Hart

 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.




Race Result - Tab (Bm70) 1400m

Rosehill Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:23.97
Dancing Gidget
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 58
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Little Surfer Girl (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Papal Warrior
T: C J Waller J: N Rawiller 58
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Cloud Song (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: Mark Newnham J: Tom Sherry 57.5
3g Shamus Award (AUS) x Couredge (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Frosty Rocks
T: Bjorn Baker J: Ms L Day 59
3g Your Song (AUS) x Virtual Velocity (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: G D Hickman J: Tommy Berry 59.5
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Glamorous Girl (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $200,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Woppitt Bloodstock
T: Kurt Goldman J: Tim Clark 56.5
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Kissame Mucho (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: M J Dunn J: J R Collett 58.5
3g Rothesay (AUS) x Swiss Alps (AUS) (Scenic (IRE))
T: G A Ryan J: J Ford 57
3g Dissident (AUS) x Gleams (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Leg Work
T: D A Williams J: S Clipperton 57
3g Shamus Award (AUS) x Tikal (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: A Hyeronimus 57.5
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tai Tai Tess (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,300,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock
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