Trade Fair has a rising English star in the three-year-old filly Moonstone Magic.
Moonstone Magic, trained from Kimpton Down Stable in Hampshire by Ralph Beckett for Lady Marchwood, motored home for an impressive eight-length debut win over seven-furlongs at Leicester on April 13.
Beckett, who worked with Bart Cummings and the late Colin Hayes in Australia and won the 2008 English Oaks with Look Here, had no hesitation in moving Moonstone Magic straight into Group company.
She was then held-up at the back of the field but sprinted hard when angled clear by Jim Crowley and cruised to a 3 3/4-length win in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes (seven furlongs) at Newbury last Saturday.
Beckett is now considering paying a late entry fee to run Moonstone Magic in the Group 1 English One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday week though a more likely target is the Group 1 Irish One Thousand Guineas at The Curragh on May 27.
“She’s going places,” said Crowley. “I fell in love with her at Leicester.
“She’s a big bird and is just starting to fill out.”
Moonstone Magic is the first foal from Woodcock Moon, by the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes winner, Kyllachy.
Woodcock Moon is a half-sister to Steelaninch, a winner of five races in the US headed by the Listed La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita. Her dam, Mrs Gray, by Red Sunset, was a half-sister to Amigo Sucio (Group 3 German Zukunfts Rennen), Hartburn Sarah (Listed Italian Coppa del Mare) and Our Martin (Listed Norweign St Leger and the 1986 champion Swedish older horse).
Trade Fair now has 95 winners at 60.1 per cent, making him one of the most consistent winner producers standing in WA.