Evidence Plays with rivals at Pinjarra

Playing God filly Evidence added her name to a burgeoning list of 3yo winners by the Darling View sire with a promising first-up victory in the Bunbury Apartment Motel Maiden (1413m) at Pinjarra on Sunday.

Not seen since a back-field finish on debut at Northam last October, she travelled sweetly behind a solid tempo set by Duchess Dream (God Has Spoken) before being presented by Keshaw Dhurun at the furlong.  She peeled off the leader’s heels and quickly established a margin to defeat the favourite Delta Anne (Galah) by three lengths.

Evidence is a homebred for Playing God’s trainer Neville Parnham in partnership with his wife Carol, Paul Cooke (Smartnet Investments) and Colin Loxton (Cockatoo Ridge).  She’s a full-sister to the city winners Eliminate & Hotham Valley and provincial winner Domineer.

Their dam Bermaise (Orientate), who died in August 2020, didn’t break her maiden until she was a spring 4yo at Pinjarra but kept improving to land the LR Matchmaker Stakes at Ascot in April 2012.

Parnham had purchased Bermaise from Arrowfield Stud for $38,000 as a yearling in 2007.  She was one of 10 winners from 10 foals to the races from NZ-bred mare Chilkat (Miswaki) and her older half-brother Fibber (Kenmare) was also a black-type winner of the G3 HKJC Juvenile Trophy at Sha Tin.

Playing God’s 3yo division this season comprises 14 winners of 25 races headed by Alaskan God (G2 WATC Derby).  Darling View Thoroughbreds stands him for a WA-high service fee of $27,500 (inc GST).