Jimmy Creed breaks through
June 9, 2019
Jimmy Creed (USA) has secured his first Australian winner with just his third runner, 2-year-old filly Statement Of Faith victorious against older horses at Swan Hill on Sunday.
Bred by Spendthrift as part of Jimmy Creed‘s first Australian crop, Statement Of Faith was purchased out of the 2018 Vobis Gold Sale for $45,000, and is raced by a syndicate including David Moodie’s Contract Racing.
Having debuted for Darren Weir with a fourth at Morphettville in December, she resumed for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace on Sunday finishing strong along the rail under Group 1 winning jockey Harry Coffey to open the account for both her and her sire.
“I rode her on debut in Adelaide and we expected her to run really well but she didn’t, so she went to the paddock,” Coffey told Racing.com.
“She had a long time off and she has worked and trialled well coming into this. We got a beautiful run from the good gate and with 54kgs when the gap came she did the rest.”
“She was green late, she pricked her ears and ran around a bit so there is improvement there, but she is a nice filly and I was very lucky to get the ride on her today.”
Jimmy Creed, who served 22 mares in that first season, has subsequently served books of 71, 112 and 75. He will stand at $8800 (inc GST) in 2019.
A G1-winning son of Distorted Humour (USA), Jimmy Creed has made a promising start to his stud career in the USA, with eight stakes winners and 79 winners in total.
Moodie’s involvement with his first Jimmy Creed’s first Australian winner is significant as it was he and his family who stood his sire Distorted Humor in Victoria at the turn of the century.