Trade Fair four-year-old Fair Hunter confirmed his staying potential with a strong win in the Chaff City Quality Chaff Handicap (2000m) at Pinjarra on Thursday (March 22).
Fair Hunter sat behind the leader and ran on strongly to beat the favourite, The Social Network, and Finnegans Gold.
He has now won both his runs over 2000m at Pinjarra. At his only other distance starts, Fair Hunter was a 2len. fifth to Wizaway over 2100m at Belmont Park, when he pulled hard, and a 1 1/2-length second to Ajexia, also over 2100m at Belmont Park, when he raced wide throughout.
Fair Hunter, who is trained by Jason Miller and has finished in the money at half his 10 starts, was bred by Mr Bernard Herrera and is from the Spinning World mare, Orion Star, a 2Y0 winner at 1200m. She is also the dam of four-time winner Lady Fastar, by Fasliyev.
Orion Star’s dam, the English-bred Pert Sallie, by Star Appeal, was a half-sister to Cheeky Trot (the dam of Dancer’s Choice), Perky Beau and Sassie Lassie (the dam of Vagabond Boy).
Cheeky Trot won three times, from 1200m to 1500m, for the late Mr John Roberts, the owner of Multiplex Constructions and a long-time WATC committeeman, taking the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate and Listed Aquanita Stakes. She was also second in the Group 2 Champion Fillies Stakes, WA Sires Produce Stakes and Listed Challenge Stakes, Burgess Queen Stakes and Pinjarra Oaks Trial and third in the Group 2 WA Guineas and Listed Fairetha Stakes and Gimcrack Stakes.
Dancer’s Choice won three times, from 1050m to 1200m, taking the Group 3 SAJC National Stakes and VRC Vanity Stakes. She was second in the Group 2 MVRC Veuve Clicquot Stakes and Group 3 SAJC Spring Stakes and third in the Group 1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap, Group 1 VATC Blue Diamond Stakes and Group 2 Chirnside Stakes.
Perky Beau won the Listed 1800m City Motors Stakes. Vagabond Boy won six times, from 1200m to 1800m, headed by the Listed Anniversary Cup and he was second in the Listed Towton Cup and third in the Group 1 WATC Derby.
This is also the immediate family Holy Grail (Group 1 Hong Kong Derby), Clint (Group 1 Singapore Derby) and Pulcinella (Group 2 New Zealand Avondale Stakes).
Fair Hunter’s success further illustrates the versatility of Trade Fair, who is capable of producing winners from the short course to staying distances.