Updates Keep coming for Swettenham

Keep The Faith kept the updates coming at Morphettville in the lead-up to the Adelaide Magic Millions starting this week.

The Swettenham Stud sire has seven yearlings catalogued for the sale and they received another boost on Saturday when Gold Bundle won the Pro Paint ‘N’ Panel Hcp (1000m).

Gold Bundle (4g Keep The Faith – Thanks A Bundle by Danewin) settled midfield before letting down to reel in the leaders close to home.  The winner has now banked $100,000 for trainer Paul Seater and his wife Sue who bred him in partnership with Gary Martin’s Marant Group.

An Australian bred son of Sunday Silence, Keep The Faith came within a tick of Northerly’s track record for 1600m when clocking 1.35.38s to win the 2004 Schweppervescence Cup at Caulfield.

Transferred to the northern hemisphere, he was G2 placed in the Kelso Hcp at Belmont Park before shattering the North American turf record for 1200m in a sizzling 1.06.82s.

Swettenham Stud will offer the first Keep The Faith yearling to go under the hammer in Adelaide.  The Nagambie nursery will sell the colt from Royal Jama (Lot 48) as agent for Greta West Stud.

Greta West owners Laurie and John McCarthy are members of the syndicate that repatriated Keep The Faith to Victoria.  The first mating between Keep The Faith and Greta West mare Royal Jama produced brilliant filly Unfaithfully and for an encore they came up with Morphettville winner Fear The Faith.

Swettenham manager Alan Morton travelled to Adelaide with the Swettenham yearlings late last week.  “They all travelled across well and settled in quickly,” Morton said.  “The colt out of Royal Jama is a well-muscled individual and his dam has the score on the board over here.”

Keep The Faith has started his stud career with 67 individual winners of 104 winners in his first two crops.  They have arrived at an excellent 59% strike-rate.

 FEAR THE FAITH
Swettenham Stud will offer a younger brother to the Morphettville winner
at the Adelaide Magic Millions