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|Owner||Mr SD Perrin, Mrs RJ Perrin, Mr MD Perrin, Mrs NK Perrin, Mr D A Hayes & Mrs PM Hayes|
|Trainer||David A. Hayes|
|Danever is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Riveryev by Danehill. He was born around 2003 in Australia, and was bred by Katom.|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Trained by David Hayes, Danever won impressively in his first start at Sandown. In his next start he ran 9th to Due Sasso in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude. David Hayes than sent Danever to Adelaide for the Breeders Stakes (over 1200m) and he ran 3rd, 3 lengths behind the boom 2yo De Lago Mist. At his next start he went back to Melbourne for the G1 Sires Produce Stakes. Danever stormed home from a long way back to miss by 1/2 a length, behind De Lago Mist & Ulfah. He was scheduled to run in Sydney's Sires Produce but instead he was sent for a spell.
Danever started his 3yo season with a good 5th behind the top 3yo Haradasun in the Vain Stakes. At his next start he dropped back into open class and he won convincingly by 2 lengths. After that run he was sent out in the Caufield Guineas Prelude. He settled well back and rattled home to finish 4th, 3 lengths behind the Bart Cummings trained gallop Wonderful World. It was that run that impressed the racing community. He was a 6/1 chance for the G1 Caulfield Guineas, but he didn't run up to his earlier runs, He went 8th, 4 lengths behind Wonderful World. David Hayes wasn't worried, as his main aim was the VRC Derby over 2500 metres at Flemington.
Efficient spoils the party
Danever's next start was the G2 Moonee Valley Vase at Moonee Valley. His main rivals were Excites (who ran 2nd in the Guineas), The One, He's No Pie Eater (the impressive sydneysider) & the emerging Efficient. The race was ran at a good pace with He's No Pie Eater in the lead and at the top of the straight, it was Excites leading from The One, Efficient & Danever ridden by Craig Williams. Efficient ended up winning, from The One and Excites outfought Danever for 3rd. Craig Williams dropped the whip and that cost him a placing. In the VRC Derby, it was Efficient's day. The Geelong Classic winner Gorky Park led from Teranaba and Majestical. At the 200m Danever was threatening Gorky Park & Teranaba for the lead, but Efficient was the superior horse. With a huge burst of speed, Efficient won by 2 & 1/2 lengths from Gorky Park & Teranaba. Danever finished third. Danever didn't appear to run out the 2500m.
Danever lived in the shadow of Hayes' other 3YO's. Clockwise- Miss Finland beats stablemate Permaiscious, Gorky Park, Anamato beats stablemate Catechuchu, Churchill Downs & Muzdaher (in the middle).
Finding it hard to win
Danever started his autumn campaign with an impressive second to Haradasun at Caulfield. His next start was the Shannon Stakes (1800M G2) which was also at Caulfield. Danevers' main rivals were Gorky Park, Furio, Pacino, the filly Indelible and the promising Ambitious General. The race was ran along at a handy pace and at the 200m, Danever had a big lead. But Ambitious General pulled off some great sectionals to win in the last stride.
Danever was sent to Sydney along with Miss Finland, Rewaaya, Gorky Park, Anamato, Husson Lightning and others. Danever was sent out in the G1 Rosehill Guineas as a 9/1 chance. His main rivals were Ambitious General, He's No Pie Eater, Gorky Park, Redoute's Dancer & the emerging Fiumicino. Danever ran a horrible race and finished 7 lengths behind the winner, He's No Pie Eater.
He backed up a week later in the G2 Tulloch Stakes and he went 6th, 7 lengths from the impressive winner Tipungwuti & Pacino. He wasn't racing in his best form, but they sent Danever again in the AJC Derby (2500M G1) the next week. He started at 60/1, but he raced like he was 500/1. The favourite was the legend filly Miss Finland. Danever was ridden by champion jockey Glen Boss but even he couldn't guide the 3yo to a place. Danever was under the whip at the 600m and he tailed off last, 76 lengths from the winner Fiumicino. That wasn't impressive by any means and Danever was sent for a spell.
Danever came back next campaign in the Aurie's Star Hcp (1200) but he ran second last behind Monet Rules. He ran well back in two listed events at Flemington and Caulfield before running back a class in an open handicap at Flemington. It was an improved showing but it was obvious that Danever was in need of a gelding. He had two more runs in the campaign, he ran handily in the Coongy Hcp before being fancied but running last in the Kyneton Cup.
Danever was gelded after the spring and ran very well in two races in Adelaide before being a $2.20 favourite in a 2 Metro Win Last Year Handicap at Cheltenham. He ran last. Danever recently won a jumping trial and track-watchers in the Winning Post were impressed. If Danever shows his best form over the hurdles, he'd be very hard to beat.