Versatile Trade Fair
The stock of Alwyn Park Stud-based Trade Fair again demonstrated their versatility when Fair Trade won the two-mile Maiden Hurdle at Wincanton in England by 14-lengths yesterday. (Sunday April 21)
In a short career on the flat the six-year-old won at Newbury (one mile) and Kempton (two miles) and had been placed three times over a mile at Newmarket and over nine furlongs at Newbury.
It was no surprise that he was quickly placed over jumps.
For his trainer, Alan King, who prepares his team from Barbury Castle, Wiltshire, had won the 2006 World Hurdle with My Way de Solzen, the 2007 Queen Mother Champion Hurdle with Voy Por Ustedes, the 2008 Champion Hurdle with Katchit and the 2009 Grand Annual Chase with Oh Crick.
The authoritative Racing Post described the win of Fair Trade, the 2/1 on favourite: ‘Travelled strongly. Held-up behind leaders. Led 2f out. Won easily.’
Fair Trade is from Ballet, by the high-class miler Sharrood, a son of Caro, also the sire of former leading WA stallion Cheraw.