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Cats Whisker Retired & Heads To Fastnet Rock
Multiple Gr2-winning 4YO mare Cats Whisker (Fusaichi Pegasus-Perfect Halo, by Don't Say Halo) who pulled up lame after track-work last week, has been retired & will head to the breeding barn for a date with Gr1-winning Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy). Cats Whisker had notched 3 stakes victories & a stakes runner-up from 4 starts in less than 2 months since returning from a 16-weeks spell, culminating in winning the Gr2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on October 3. Overall Cats Whisker (a $250,000 yearling consigned by Coolmore at the 2007 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) recorded 6 wins (also including September's Gr2 Let's Elope Stakes over 1400m at Flemington & August's Gr3 Cockram Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield) & 4 placings (including September's Gr2 Stocks Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley, plus 2008's Gr1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield & Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1610m at Flemington) from 13 starts for $599,300 earnings.