Keeper Filly Runner-Up In New Zealand Oaks

14 Mar 2009

Keeper three-year-old filly,
Can't Keeper Down, has recorded a creditable second placing in the Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham.

Can't Keeper Down (ex Ashley Downs) beat all but Jungle Rocket home in the time-honoured three-year-old fillies' feature contested on Saturday. In fact she was just a long neck in arrears at the finishing post.

The Oaks placing lifted the career stake-earnings of Lisa Latta-trained
Can't Keeper Down to date to $101,225.

It was the second placing at black-type level for
Can't Keeper Down (NZ) who also finished second in the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni in December and fifth in the Group 3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) in February.

Keeper (Danehill x Nuriwah) has been represented by 17 individual stakes performers to date. This tally includes 8 individual stakes winners.

Keeper's progeny continue to be very much to the fore in major races this season.

Can't Keeper Down other recent black-type performers in the past few weeks for
Keeper have been:

Ms Keeper - winner of the Listed Otago Racing Club Breeders' Stakes on March 7.

St Germaine - very close runner-up in the Group 2 Robin, Duke Of Bedford,Matamata Breeders' Stakes on February 21, the 2 yr old daughter of Selenium, and full sister to Listed placed 5 yr old Sequential, has had just three starts for a win and two seconds.