Trade Fair sired his 126th individual winner when Synoptic stormed home to win the twitter.com/rwwa_thor Handicap (1200m) at Belmont Park yesterday. (June 12)
Then three races later Grand Crusade, a three-year-old racing against older company, made it a siring double winning the Crown Perth Handicap (1300m) by a convincing 3 1/4 lengths.
Trade Fair’s Silent Trade was a 1 3/4 length third to Synoptic. And, in between, another Trade Fair three-year-old, Trade Down, was a one length second to the five-year-old Master Robson in the Taipa Handicap (2100m).
In yet another double, Synoptic and Grand Crusade, were both bred by Allan Young at Kintore Stud.
Synoptic, from Fine Forecast, by Scenic, was having her first start since being ‘knocked about’ when fifth to Western Blaze in the facebook.com/perthracing Handicap (1500m) at Ascot on November 28.
“It’s taken six months to get her right again,” said trainer Vernon Brockman. “She had been working well but she’s not at her top. She was always going to get better with age.”
Trainer Darren McAuliffe said Grand Crusade, from Search, by Royal Academy, was: “A good horse who has overcome problems.”
“He’s suited at Belmont Park,” said McAuliffe. “If it ever rains when he’s racing get on him.”