Sing Hallelujah! It’s taken a while to get her to race day but Hay List’s sister – Golden Statue – notched up a welcome win on debut on 13 October, leading for most of the journey over the 1100m at Wyong.
Owned by Davenport family (who also bred and raced Hay List from their Is It True mare Sing Hallelujah), Golden Statue is trained by John McNair and fittingly, was ridden by Hay List’s regular hoop Glyn Schofield.
After the Wyong assignment, Schofield was glowing in his praise: “She felt just as strong as her big brother … she has a lot to learn including learning some manners, but she felt good and only did as much as she had to win the race.
“I don’t want to try and draw any comparisons with Hay List except to say that I was impressed.”
Meanwhile, McNair disclosed that it had been a long and frustrating road to get the mare to the racetrack: “She (Golden Statue) has been so unlucky and has developed one minor problem after another … I will keep her to the provincials for now because she is still going through a learning phase, but I think she is a mare with a lot of ability.”
Sing Hallelujah has a yearling colt by Statue of Liberty and is due to drop a full brother or sister to Hay List any day now.
|Golden Statue - full sister to Hay List (above) won on debut at Wyong last Thursday.|