Trade Down Plans Undecided
Plans for the rapidly-improving Trade Down are ‘up in the air.’
The Trade Fair four-year-old gained his third win in succession, and emerged as a potential feature race winner, taking the Belmont Park Midweek Races To Singapore Handicap (1400m) on Saturday.
He’s now set to run in the 72-Plus Rating Handicap (1600m) at Belmont Park on Saturday week.
Trainer George Daly and owner Rick Hart will then meet to discuss Trade Down’s future.
“There are a number of options available,” said Daly. “My initial thoughts were that it would be best to then turn him out for a good spell and miss this year’s Ascot carnival. But we are not ruling anything out at this stage.
“He has developed into a powerful horse who is relishing racing and his training routine. He’s gaining the ability to sprint twice in a race and that’s the mark of a very promising horse.
“We’ll do the best thing for his future. It looks like there could be a very nice race ahead.”
Mr Hart is a shareholder in Trade Fair and bred – and sold for $750 – the highly-promising three-year-old Proceedwithcaution.
. Trade Fair’s high-class winning run continued when Korenica had earlier won the MM Electrical Handicap (1400m)on Saturday.
This followed Synoptic’s win in the Westspeed Nominations Closing July 18 Handicap (1400m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday and Portrade taking the Mallow Print Handicap (two miles) at Cork in Ireland on Friday by 4 1/4-lengths.