Owner-breeders Bill and Patricia Robinson banked the final Westspeed Platinum 2yo Bonus of the season when It’s All A Rumour dived late to land the Glenn Lee Plate (1300m) at Belmont on Saturday.
The Midland couple took home $84,540 which included a $40,700 windfall courtesy of Westspeed Platinum. Winning jockey Kesh Dhurun made a decisive move when getting first run on It’s All A Rumour (yellow silks) in the straight and then lifting him over the line when collared by El Patron (Patronize) close to the post.
“I thought he just got pipped,” trainer Fenella Martin confessed after the judge found a margin in her favour. “It was a wonderful ride by Kesh to push his head down at the last moment. He’s above average and has run into some handy ones like Aztec King before today.
“He’s the complete package and will get out to 1400m and 1600m next season. I will talk to Bill before we make any plans for races like the (G2) WA Guineas.”
It’s All A Rumour is a son of former Mungrup Stud / Darling View stallion I’m All The Talk and his dam Clever Dora (Dick Turpin) is from the family of Blackfriars Stakes winners Exquisite Timing (LR Aquanita Stakes), Impact Rating (LR Boulder Cup) and Full Reign (LR Challenge Stakes).
The Robinsons also race recent I’m All The Talk city winners Billy Ain’t Silly and Dad’s Bigheaded plus this season’s three-time Stakes winner Trix Of The Trade (Trade Fair).