A positive ride from a wide gate by Justin Huxtable helped COURT WHISPERS break her maiden at just her second start for the stable.
The mare had previously put the writing on the wall when finishing third on her stable debut at the start of the month, and built on that impressive display with a first win in Sunday’s Maiden Handicap (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast.
After being taken straight to the front from the widest alley by Huxtable, COURT WHISPERS bowled along at a steady tempo before increasing the pace after rounding the home turn.
Despite some of her rivals closing in on her down the straight, the daughter of Dissident still had plenty left in reserve to score by a length and collect a cheque for $16,800.
“She came here out of a very good maiden, and tightened up nicely from that run,” said David.
“Our main concern coming here was the awkward draw, but she jumped away very cleanly and in the end it was a good dominant win.
“Justin gave her a great ride, he’s a very good jockey and it’s great to have him as part of the team.”
Many congratulations to COURT WHISPERS’ group of owners: Mrs M Branthwaite, Mr C Branthwaite, Miss Z Wade, Mr J Wade, Mr D J Donohue, Mrs S Isaacs, Mrs J L Isaacs and Mr D J Donohue.