Peter Wharton looks SA Bred Encipher bloodlines.


he $150,000 Victoria Oaks, one of the premier races for three-year-old fillies, was won by Encipher, and although Just Hope, winner of the NSW Oaks, was a late withdrawal, this fact could not detract from the merit of Encipher’s success.

She has now won eight of her 15 starts; Just Hope has won 10 of her 22 starts.

Bred by Kadina (SA) horseman Tyson Linke, who also owns her, Encipher is by the Somebeachsomewhere horse Captaintreacherous, a champion pacer himself and now a leading sire in both North America and Australia.

On her dam’s side, Encipher has something in her favour. Her dam Our Cavort (1:57.9), by Falcon Seelster, is a half-sister to the NSW Pink Bonnet winner Eliza Dushku 1:51.2 ($206,920), now racing successfully in America, the Menangle winner My Mei (1:53.6), Comeon Howzat (1:57.8), Bizzie Lou (1:59.1) and the Auckland three-year-old winner The Bizzness.

Their dam, Bizzie Girl, was a half-sister to cup class pacers in Im Percy The Punter 1:56.4 ($332,067) and All The Way 1:57.9 ($118,675) and to Tiz A Cullen, a Christian Cullen mare who left the Menangle winners Look And Listen (1:52.7) and Real Intentions (1:55.1).

Another half-sister in Run To Vegas ranks as the dam of the Menangle winners Shanlou (1:50.7) and Viva Las Vegas (1:52.4).