Faith in Prophet for Adelaide Cup

Keep The Faith mare Tidy Prophet is paid up for the G2 Adelaide Cup and she should make the final field after winning the Port Lincoln Cup (1950m) on Friday.

Tidy Prophet settled back in the running line for Matthew Neilson and then quickly sprinted past Burnro in the straight to score by over a length.  She started a short-priced favourite after an eye-catching fourth behind Go Dreaming in the LR Birthday Cup at Morphettville last month.

Trainer Will Clarken said the mare prefers clear running when let down.  “She’s doesn’t like losing momentum.  If she’s held up, she can’t sprint a second time.”

Tidy Prophet (5m Keep The Faith – Bella Bellucci by Flying Spur) travelled to Port Lincoln instead of going the traditional Adelaide Cup route through the G3 Lord Reims Stakes at Morphettville.

“The weight scale of the Lord Reims is very favourable towards Signoff,” part-owner and breeder John Kelton said.  “We’ve paid the first acceptance into the Adelaide Cup and will wait and make a final decision early next week.”

The $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m) will be run on Monday week, March 14.

Kelton has catalogued a Good Journey half-brother to Tidy Prophet (Lot 342) for the Adelaide Magic Millions on Wednesday, March 16.

Greta West Stud stallion Keep The Faith has Trust In A Gust on track for the $3 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick on April 2.  His Group 1 star is knocking on the door after encouraging efforts in the G1 Orr Stakes and G1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last month.