Ramornie Goal for Trusted Partner

Former Darley sire Untouchable has been in the news lately with brilliant winners in Brisbane and Singapore.

Gold Coast based flyer Trusted Partner blitzed the LR Lightning Stakes at Eagle Farm on June 11 and his quality youngster Goal Keeper was very impressive winning at Kranji on July 3.

Trusted Partner (5g Untouchable – Occur by Alannon) is a widely travelled galloper and he’s on-course for a start in the LR Ramornie Hcp at Grafton on Wednesday, July 13.

“He started his career winning an Ipswich maiden and then went up to Townsville and progressed through the grades pretty easily,” trainer Simon Foster said.  

“He transferred to Melbourne and won at Moonee Valley but never really handled the going down there.  The owners then decided to give him another crack in Brisbane.

“Trusted Partner is one of those horses that as soon as you through a leg over him, it’s just like a machine underneath you.”

The Lightning winner has captured 9 of his 17 starts for $144,000 in prizemoney.  He is the third and last foal of Occur who also threw minor winners by Springsteen and Mossman.

Goal Keeper (2g Untouchable – My Cousin Rachel by Kampala) is prepared by in-form Singapore trainer Theo Kieser and he raced away to a two-length victory over Magical Sunday (Hussonet) last Sunday.

“He’s certainly a promising horse and can only improve from here,” Kieser claimed as his lightly raced gelding returned to scale.  “I will definitely try him over longer than 1000 metres, probably up to a mile.”

Kieser bought Goal Keeper for $44,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions HIT Sale.  His dam My Cousin Rachel is a winning half-sister to the stakes winners Newquay, Civil List and Lands End.  It’s the family of G1 winning mare Gold Edition.  

Untouchable (Danehill – Canny Miss by Marscay) is bred in the purple and he defeated Face Value on debut at Randwick in March 2003.  Second-up, he split Exceed And Excel and Niello in the G2 Todman Slipper at Rosehill.

The Gai Waterhouse trained colt won again at Randwick in May 2003 but injury curtailed his career after just four starts.

Retired to Darley in 2004, he has sired 117 winners of 248 races at a 46% strike-rate.  Trusted Partner is his only black-type winner to date and that meant a move down-market was always on the cards.

Untouchable is now based at Cornlands Stud in the Atherton Tablelands of North Queensland and his pedigree received a significant boost this season courtesy of Sepoy.  Darley’s champion colt is from a sister to Untouchable.

Cornlands owner Brian Condon stands Untouchable for a $3,300 service fee.  The roster also includes Sakib (Redoute’s Choice) at $2,200 and Rash Action (Our Horizon) at $1,650.