Trade Fair’s Nameitwhatyoulike set the pace and fought hard when challenged to win the Great St Wilfrid Stakes (six furlongs) at Ripon in England on Saturday. (August 13)
Nameitwhatyoulike, a 16/1 chance, was ridden by Connor Beasley for Group 1 winning trainer Bryan Smart, who prepares his team from historic Hambleton House in North Yorkshire, the highest altitude stable in England, situated more than 1,300ft above sea level.
The tough 7Y0, who gained his eighth career win, beat the consistent Intisaab (7/1), who has been placed in the first two at his last six runs, by a neck with Baccarat (20/1), the 2013 winner, a head away third.
The $A118,000 Great St Wilfrid Stakes, run every August, is named after St Wilfrid, the patron saint of Ripon. The winning owner receives a silver trophy depicting St Wilfrid on horseback.
Trade Fair, who has sired 207 individual winners with Stakes winners in the United Kingdom, Europe, the UAE, Hong Kong, Canada and WA, stands for $5,000, plus GST, at Alwyn Park Stud, Serpentine.