The Rumour File Proves True in the HQ

Congratulations to connections of The Rumour File, trainer Chris Waller, jockey Josh Parr and owners Mr R B Craigie, Mr P J Bunden, Mr R G Dumbrell, Mr R P Campbell, Mr R G Sawyer, Mr N A Greenhalgh, Mr P A Holmes and Mrs T M Greenhalgh on their victory in the HQ Insurance Handicap at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

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Down the back straight

In a genuinely run affair, Pianissimo lead the cavalry charge to the first turn before Balmain Boy upped the ante down the back straight to take up the running, the winner settled quietly in rear. Entering the home straight, trainer Tim Martin’s strong travelling Hunter Jack moved off the leaders’ shoulder under Tye Angland and set sail for home, forcing the chasing jockeys to get to work on their mounts. The one who found the best response was Parr, who nursed The Rumour File through a gap between runners to swoop down the center of the track and just catch the leader, giving the judge the unenviable task of separating the pair. After a tense wait, the outsider and $61 shot was given the nod by the narrowest of margins from the game Hunter Jack, the Jason Attard trained Shalmaneser with jockey Blaike McDougall sticking on for a gutsy third.

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Even the cameraman got it wrong and this is why!

The Rumour File is an imported 6yo gelding from an old and highly successful Juddmonte family, being by champion Dansili and out of Pretty Polly Stakes winner Take The Hint (Montjeu). His page includes a multitude of blacktype performers including Convey, Stipulate and Stronghold and his third dam was star Group 1 winner and champion French 2yo All At Sea. Bought out of Andre Fabre’s yard in France, The Rumour File had won 3 of his 5 starts in Europe, all at and around 2,000m, and was having his fifth start for the Chris Waller stable. He looks to be in for a good prep and provide connections with a great deal of fun along the way.

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Congratulating the winner in the sunshine

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A huge thank you to the ATC and to Rosehill Gardens for their excellent hospitality and support.