Trade Fair’s Nameitwhatyoulike continued his brilliant form by winning the Listed Garrowby Stakes (six furlongs) at York in England yesterday. (Sunday September 4)
The 7Y0 had taken the rich Great St Wilfrid Stakes, also over six furlongs, at Ripon at his previous start.
Nameitwhatyoulike, the second favourite at 9/2, set the pace in the Garrowby but was tackled by the even money favourite, Danzeno, who appeared to be travelling better, at the 1 1/2 furlong marker.
He then kicked clear for jockey Connor Beasley to beat Danzeno by 1 1/2 lengths. Scrutineer (6/1) was two length away third.
“He’s a dream to train,” said Bryan Smart, who prepares Nameitwhatyoulike from historic Hambleton House, 1,300ft above sea level, in North Yorkshire. “He trains himself, really.
“He’s won nine times but is going better than ever so we’ll look at setting him for a Group Three in France.”
Beasley, 21, has made a remarkable recovery from a fractured skull and spine and extensive neck and ear injuries received in a horror fall at Wolverhampton in July last year.
Trade Fair, who stands for $5,000, plus GST, at Alwyn Park, Serpentine, has sired 209 winners, at 61.1 per cent, and 12 Stakes winners, at 3.5 per cent.
He’s had 192 runners for 107 winners in Australia and 101 runners for 55 winners in England and has also had winners in Hong Kong, the UAE, Canada, Italy, Spain, the USA, Ireland, France, Macau, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, India, Turkey, Germany, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.