After an early tip for next year’s Pinjarra and Bunbury Cups?
Then mark down the Trade Fair four-year-old Fair Hunter, one of WA’s most improved and promising stayers.
Fair Hunter bought up a winning hat-trick by leading throughout in the D&W Electrical & Data Suppliers Handicap (2200m) at Belmont Park on Saturday (July 21).
He had previously been successful in the playeronline.com.au HANDICAP (2000m) and Westspeed Stayers’ Bonus Handicap (2100m) at two starts since resuming from a let-up.
Young trainer Jason Miller, who also doubles as stable foreman for leading trainer Adam Durrant, said the South-West Cups were the major long-range plans for Fair Hunter.
“He has come back a different horse after the little break,” said Miller. “I put that down to both a liking for the Belmont Park track and to maturity
“We’ll keep trying to pick off these winter handicaps then aim for the bigger races.”
Fair Hunter, bred by Mr Bernard Herrera, has now won at six of 16 starts with three placings and has stake earnings of $127,088.
He is from the Spinning World mare, Orion Star, a winner as a two-year-old at 1200m.
Orion Star is from the family of Group/Listed winners Pert Lassie, Cheeky Trot, Dancer’s Choice, Naden, Catango, Chading, Perky Beau, Vagabond Boy, Madjic, Holy Grail, Clint and Pulcinella.
Fair Hunter’s success followed the winning double by Trade Fair two-year-old’s Stock Trader and Grand Crusade at Northam on Wednesday and provides further proof that he is the best value stallion standing in WA.