Keeper Quiet set for Karrakatta Plate

Keeper Quiet kept up the winning momentum for her sire Scandal Keeper at Ascot on Saturday.  The Dan Pearce trained filly motored home in the straight to score a two length victory in the Westspeed 2YO Plate.

Keeper Quiet (2f Scandal Keeper – Rosie’s Bungalow by Serheed) resumed off a 42 day break following an eye-catching second on debut behind Miami Horror.  “She’s a cracking filly,” Pearce said.  “I took my time with the Karrakatta Plate in mind.”

The G2 Ausdrill Karrakatta Plate worth $500,000 is scheduled for March 31 at Ascot.

Keeper Quiet is a younger half-sister to 2011 Goldfields Tatt’s Cup winner Defy Me (Heritage).  She was offered for sale at the 2011 Yarradale yearling sale but was passed-in and is now raced on lease by Pearce.

“I think she will come back a lot better next time,” Pearce explained.  “She doesn’t really look like a two-year-old so I’m rapt with what she’s doing now.”

Scandal Keeper (USA) sired brilliant sprinter Zamorar from a small first crop conceived in NSW.  Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers bought him from Darley in 2008 and the son of Danzig was soon on his way to WA.

Keeper Quiet made it two city winners from just two to race among his initial Sunspeed bred two year-olds.  His only other starter to date has been Secret Scandal who won on debut at Ascot prior to a black-type placing in the LR Supremacy Stakes on March 3.

Scandal Keeper is a three-quarter brother to the dam of champion colt Sepoy.  He was a 2YO winner at Newmarket and stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Yarradale.