Bewildered Adds To Keeper's Tally

10 Jul 2008

Graeme Rogerson-trained
Bewildered (pictured below) has boosted the number of winners produced by her sire,
Keeper, up to 51 in New Zealand this season.

Bewildered justified her strong favouritism to win the $17,500 Kamo Club 1200 at Saturday's Whangarei Racing Club meeting at Ruakaka.

The Keeper three-year-old filly scored by one-and-a-half lengths in the hands of the country's leading apprentice, James McDonald.

Bewildered has won three races to date from seven starts. She is one of 31 individual winners sired by Keeper in New Zealand this season. His progeny have earned more than $1.3 million in New Zealand.

Bewildered was bred by The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and comes from a high-profile family which features Glamour Puss, Crepe de Chine, Starman II and The Fatz.

Bewildered is raced by Rogerson's long-time office manager Denise Howell, of Hamilton, in partnership with M Thurecht.

Keeper, who stands at Cambridge Stud, is the leading sire of three-year-olds in New Zealand for the 2007/08 racing season.

His leading performers have been the three-year-old fillies,
Insouciant and
Keepa Cruisin, who both scored victories at Group 1 level during the current racing season.

Insouciant won the Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas at Riccarton while Keepa Cruisin won the Group 1 Levin Classic at Otaki.

Keeper was also represented by the winner of the final event at Ruakaka on Friday,
Mia Custode, who is a four-year-old mare trained at Te Awamutu by Richard Otto.

During his racing career, Keeper won seven of his 16 starts including the Group 1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville, Adelaide.