The WA breeding industry received a boost in England yesterday (August 23) through the Alwyn Park Stud-based stallion Trade Fair.
On the same programme that the Aga Khan’s Shareta won the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks and Roshdu Queen gave Invincible Spirit his 15th Stakes winner for the year when taking the Group 2 Lowther Stakes, Trade Fair’s four-year-old son Trade Storm won the Betfair Handicap (one mile).
Trade Storm, ridden by ace jockey Jamie Spencer, was held-up midfield in the 20-horse field before taking the lead two furlongs out and sprinted away to score by 1 1/4 lengths at 12/1.
His dam, Frisson, by Slip Anchor, was un-raced and her dam, Comic Talent, by Pharly, winner of the Listed Saxone Stakes at Sandown in England, is the only Black Type winner in this families first three generations, showing that Trade Fair has the ability to upgrade a pedigree.
Leading bloodstock agent John Chalmers regards Trade Fair (101 winners at 57.4 per cent) as the best value sire in WA and has taken an increasing number of bookings to him over the past week
“He ran very well at Ascot (last time) and Jamie gave him a perfect ride,” said trainer David Simcock, fresh from a famous win in America last weekend with I’m A Dreamer
“The first couple of runs we had him, I think we were riding him too close to the pace.
“I suppose he could possibly go for the Cambridgeshire, but I think he might be an ideal horse to take to Dubai.”