Wednesday, January 5, 2011


GOD’S OWN colt Utah Saints joined the city elite at Flemington on Saturday (1 January) with a resounding victory in the Williamstown Handicap over 1400m.
The Matty Ellerton/Simon Zahra trained 3YO is simply getting better with age, having won two on the trot at Kyneton when resuming in October and followed up with a fourth at Caulfield and a gutsy third at headquarters in the lead up to Saturday’s victory.
Utah Saints (named, we think, after the British dance band) has now crossed the $100k threshold and clearly has it all in front of him.
Bred by David Kobritz’s DHK Investments, Utah Saints was sold for $150,000 at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and is out of the Flemington stakes placed Maroof mare, Hard Rider.
Utah Saints is a half brother to three winners and hails from the family of Group One winners Hello Dolly, She’s a Meanie and Art Success.

Utah Saints scores at Flemington  - photo courtesy of Slickpix

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