Another Promising Debutant for Headwater
Mark Smith - Wednesday May 20

Revelling in the heavy conditions, the Tony and Maddysen Sears-trained gelding Be Water My Friend made the best possible start to his career in a QTIS 2-Y-O Hcp over 1000 metres at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday to chalk up the fifth winner for Headwater.Be Water My Friend as a yearling

Ridden by Michael Cahill Be Water My Friend looked to be thoroughly enjoying his first outing.

Sitting up on the speed set by Tan Dinh, the son of Headwater railed around the bend to go on for an untroubled one and three-quarter length win over the favourite Better Lad (Better Than Ready) with Winter Rain (Rubick) two and a quarter lengths back in third.

Consigned by Gainsborough Lodge to the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Be Water My Friend was passed in shy of his $60,000 reserve.


He is the first foal of the unraced Duporth mare Whisper Of Hearts who is a half-sister to the Group II ATC Phar Lap Stakes winner Traitor (Mossman) from the family of Group 1 BRC Queensland Derby winner Brambles (Savabeel).

Gainsborough Lodge purchased Whisper Of Hearts for $12,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

It has been an exciting week for Headwater after his son Wisdom Of Water went to the top of the betting for the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes following his two and three-quarter length romp in the Group III Ken Russell Memorial at the Gold Coast last Saturday.

The handsome son of Exceed And Excel will stand at a fee of $13,750 at Vinery in the forthcoming season where he will be joined by another son of Exceed And Excel in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes hero Exceedance.


Headwater in upcoming sales:
Q Advertising Hcp 1000m
Sunshine Coast Track: Heavy(10) Time: 1:00.63
Be Water My Friend
T: Tony & Maddysen Sears J: M Cahill 57
2g Headwater (AUS) x Whisper Of Hearts (AUS) (Duporth (AUS))
Better Lad
T: T N Miller J: Ms S Thornton 56.5
2g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Zaheerina (AUS) (Desert King (IRE))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Trevor Miller
Winter Rain
T: K R Kemp J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 55.5
2f Rubick (AUS) x Albadeen (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $16,000
V:Corumbene Stud Dunedoo NSW
B: Kemp Racing
He's The News
T: K M Schweida J: J Byrne 57
2c Press Statement (AUS) x Sally's World (AUS) (Agnes World (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $50,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: D Silver
Ready To Bolt
T: K M Schweida J: G Colless 57
2g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Vital Page (AUS) (Iglesia (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Kelly Schweida Racing
Way Beyond
T: S W Kendrick J: Ryan Maloney 59
2c Spill The Beans (AUS) x Kylie's Way (USA) (Menifee (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations Murrurundi NSW
B: Kendrick Racing
Silver Bo
T: Chris Anderson J: M Hellyer 55
2f Press Statement (AUS) x Cupid Shuffle (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Chris Anderson Racing/Steve Morley Bloodstock
Tan Dinh
T: Chris Munce J: Isabella Rabjones 52
2f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Rebel Exceed (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Gypsy Rozay
T: P H Duncan J: M R Du Plessis 55
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Maid Of Lonhro (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Paul Duncan Racing
T: G R Duncan J: S Cormack 55
2f Outreach (AUS) x Zarifa (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $41,000
V:Corumbene Stud Dunedoo NSW
B: DJI Bloodstock
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