Another Fair Deal
Trade Fair five-year-old Honest Deal was rewarded for his consistency in winning the Bookmakers Handicap (12 furlongs) at Southwell in England yesterday. (February 28)
Honest Deal, the 11/4 equal favourite, led to win by 4 1/2-lengths for trainer Alan Swinbank and jockey Robert Winston.
From the Singspiel mare Sincerely, Honest Deal has now won four times and finished in the first four at nine of his past 12 starts.
Swinbank, who doubles as bloodstock agent, started training in 2001 and has since prepared more than 600 winners.
His best has been Collier Hill, who was purchased as a cast-off, un-raced three-year-old, started out winning a national hunt at Catterick then took some of the world’s richest races.
Collier Hill won 15 times in eight countries and was successful in the Group 1 $2 million Canadian Pacific International, Group 1 Cathy Pacific Hong Kong Vase and Group 1 Irish St Leger.
He was also placed 16 times, four at Group 1 level, and now spends his days in retirement at Swinbank’s Western House stables ‘passing on his knowledge.’