Neville Parnham knows how to get the best out of the Blackfriars breed and he’s found the key to Dark Prospect who attacked the line to win the Crown Towers Hcp (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Dark Prospect relishes backing up after a seven-day break and it paid dividends again for Perth’s premier trainer and his son Steve. “He’s very strong and there’s more wins in him,” Parnham predicted. “He worked well here on Wednesday so I threw him in again.”
Steve Parnham had to give him a back-hander out of the gates but he settled nicely and saved energy before collaring Mr Alby (Alfred Nobel) close to the post.
It was Neville’s 60th win with Blackfriars. He got in early with the Scenic Lodge champion and prepared his Group 1 gallopers Playing God and God Has Spoken who both earned starts at stud in WA.
Dark Prospect didn’t race until August 2017 when he won on debut as a new-season 4yo at Belmont. He’s been busy since then racing 19 times for 6 wins and over $180,000 in prizemoney.
He’s the final foal of Golden Tribu (Tribu) who is from a Remlap Stud family that produced LR Raconteur Stakes winner Kame’s Hope (Fimiston) for Steve and Helen Palmer.
Dark Prospect is the leading earner for Blackfriars this season among 30 individual winners since August 1. He heads the WA table with $1.56 million in prizemoney and his penultimate crop of yearlings aren’t far away from commencing their preps for the Perth Magic Millions in February.