Racing against mares at only her 3rd race start progressive Denman 3yo filly Faith’s Encore was most impressive in winning at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Bred and retained to race by Don & Judy Kelly Faith’s Encore is out the grand race and broodmare Faith Hill (Danehill).
A little slow away from the barrier Faith’s Encore with the benefit of the number 1 gate gathered pace along the fence and was able to sit just behind and inside the leader on settling. Always travelling well throughout the running she showed very good acceleration at the top of the straight to skip away from the field and hold on for a good half length win over the well supported favourite Dixie Chick. The win takes her record to 2 wins and a 3rd from 3 starts. Trainer Peter Snowden indicated Faith’s Encore will likely get her chance at Saturday company and possibly a tilt at black type in Melbourne after that.
Faith’s Encore was born and raised at Crowningstone and retained to race by the Kelly’s. Her yearling half-sister by Pierro will be offered at either the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale or Inglis Easter sale, she is strong forward filly that looks like she will be an earlier type than Faith’s Encore.