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Early Retirement Beckons For Trust In A Gust
Top-class galloper Trust In A Gust (Keep the Faith-Subtle Breeze, by Storm Cat) may be retired prematurely to stud after being ruled out of the Brisbane Winter Carnival, reports racing.com. The dual Gr1 winner of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes & Toorak Handicap was scratched from last Saturday's Gr1 BTC Cup (1200m) after he sustained a minor injury when being loaded onto a plane bound for the Sunshine state. Swettenham Director Adam Sangster, who recently purchased the son of Keep The Faith, confirmed he would miss the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday week, but said no decision had yet been made regarding the horse's future. "In the best interests of the horse we will not be continuing with this campaign," Sangster told News Limited. "No decision about his future has been made." By exceptional Sunday Silence sprinter Keep The Faith, Trust In A Gust hails from a very strong Swettenham family. His dam, Subtle Breeze (Storm Cat), is a three-quarter sister to Irish Derby and English Oaks winner Balanchine, who was owned by the late Robert Sangster before being sold to Sheikh Mohammed. Trust In A Gust will stand at Swettenham Stud at Nagambie in Victoria at a fee of $12,500 (plus GST).