Jul 22, 2015

DOUBLE DEE heads to Bendigo today looking to enhance her broodmare value. 

Whilst she has won numerous races and gone close to winning Saturday races in town, she is still searching for that elusive metro win which would certainly enhance her already impressive credentials as a broodmare. 

Being a half sister to Cox Plate winner SHAMUS AWARD, Double Dee has a long career ahead of her as a mother and will head to stud in September. Owner Dave Gillies has booked her into champion stallion EXCEED AND EXCEL.

"I wanted to send her to Snitzel which would have produced a 3/4 in blood to Shamus Award. Unfortunately, Snitzel was completely full so I booked her into Exceed and Excel. She is a big strong mare and I think Exceed and Excel will complement her well" said Gillies. 

"We sat down with Dave in May and decided to give her a good freshen up and give her another shot at winning a metro race before she retires. She spent a month at Shadowbrook Water Walking Farm and has been back in the stable for around 5 weeks preparing for today" said Warren. 

"She has been terribly unlucky over her career...she has 7 metro placing to her name and was desperately unlucky in the Black Pearl Stakes on Geelong Cup Day. If any horse deserve a city win, it's Double Dee. Let's hope she can break through today" smiled Warren.  


US Ranger filly Letter from Paris showed more than her share of ability in her first preparation. She won well at Mornington and didn't disgrace herself at Flemington when beaten 5L by Group 2 winner Wawail.

"I think she will be better once she gets to 1200m and 1400m so today might be a touch short for her. A lot will depend on the speed. If they go hard, she should be getting home late and we are hoping that she can run into the placings" said Warren.