HEADWATER BACK IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

2017-04-04T03:43:41+00:00 February 1st, 2016|

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”

Headwater is set to emulate his sire and dam following an outstanding victory against older horses in the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

The Team Hawkes colt will embark on a Group 1 autumn campaign carrying Vinery Stud’s green and white silks after defeating Bullpit first-up on Saturday.

“He’s by a Newmarket Handicap winner out of an Oakleigh Plate winner, and there would be very few horses anywhere in the country with a fatter pedigree than that,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said after the colt clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight course.  “I told the owners he really had to step up and run big today and that’s what he did.”

Headwater (3c Exceed and Excel – River Dove by Hurricane Sky) stumbled at the start but tucked in behind the speed before letting loose in the final furlong.  “Missing the kick worked to our advantage,” Hawkes added.  “He had a good suck in behind Bullpit, and then popped out and pinned his ears back.”

Team Hawkes bought the colt for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and he races for a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Ananda Krishnan, David Paradice, Alan Green, Steve McCann, Brian Singer, Tom Simon and Greg Perry.

Headwater was one of the nation’s leading juveniles last year winning the G2 Silver Slipper and only going down a length in the G1 Golden Slipper.  “He came back for the spring but wasn’t quite right,” Hawkes recalled.  “This time he’s back on song.”

Headwater is destined to join a future Vinery roster alongside Champion sire More Than Ready, his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile son Pluck and the G1 Caulfield Guineas winners All Too Hard and Press Statement.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn is confident the colt will fulfil his potential this season.  “We have a really big opinion of him.  He was in the wilderness last preparation but we knew his A-game would be too good for these horses.  It’s terrific to see him step forward today and it will be a confidence-booster for the feature sprints ahead.”