Triple Asset sent back to Tasmania

Top Tasmanian filly Triple Asset has been sent home for a spell after two sub-par performances in Melbourne.

Triple Asset (3f Nadeem – Caralowe by Hennessy) was never a factor first-up at Moonee Valley and then finished with the tailenders in the G3 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield last Saturday.

“She hasn’t been herself for a while now and there is no point in continuing,” trainer John Keys said.  “We will give her a couple of months in the paddock and start afresh.

“She has no injury problems but hasn’t been eating properly and actually weighs less now than she did last season.”

Triple Asset was named Champion Tasmanian 2YO for 2010-11 after completing a feature race hat-trick in three different states.  A winner on debut in Hobart, she earned black-type with close seconds to Chinchilla (LR Elwick Stakes) and Golden Archer (LR Gold Sovereign Stakes).

A big pay-day followed in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in Launceston and it also earned her a trip to Flemington where she opened a mainland campaign with a Listed win in the TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.  She followed up with a G3 victory in The Jansz (1200m) at Morphettville in March.

Triple Asset is a first-crop daughter of Darley sire Nadeem and was sold by Armidale Stud for $28,000 at the 2010 Tasmanian Magic Millions.  Armidale’s Robyn Whishaw had purchased her dam Caralowe carrying the Nadeem filly for $45,000 at the 2008 Inglis Broodmare Sale.