Full Steam Ahead for Trade Fair Gelding

Former leading trainer Noel Pateman has revealed a potential smart city winner in the Trade Fair gelding Full Steam Ahead. Pateman controlled one of the biggest and most successful teams in WA when based at southern Anstey Beach for many years but scaled down, moved north and now trains from Dongara. Full Steam Head made his race debut in the Stramit Building Products Maiden (1100m) at Geraldton on November 19 and finished a 1 3/4 length second to Toss’n’Spin. He then confirmed his potential racing wide throughout under 57.5kg and winning the Geraldton Party Hire Maiden (1200m) by 1 1/4 lengths in 1.11.88 on December 8. Full Steam Ahead made it two wins from three runs when he followed up with a convincing two length success in the Mitchell & Brown Class One Handicap (1400m) in 1.24.36 on December 27. Bred by Mrs L. Allen, he’s from the Warring Nations mare, Like A Steam Train, a winning half-sister to Oxidation, Metallurgy and Stormy Business, the dam of Beat The Storm. Oxidation’s two wins at 1400m were headed by the Listed Challenge Stakes; Metallurgy won 11 times, from 1000m to 1400m, and was second in the Listed Beaufine Stakes and Beat The Storm’s 10 wins, from 1100m to 1400m, included the Group 3 Belmont Sprint and Listed Birthday Stakes. Full Steam Ahead descends directly from the Heytesbury Stud bred Picamera, by Family Of Man, the dam of Business Beat (seven wins from 1000m to 1400m, Listed N.J. Way Stakes, Lindsay Rosenthal Stakes, Colonel Reeves Stakes and Supremacy Stakes) and Matilda Waltz, the dam of Old Fashion (10 wins from 1000m to 1600m, Group 1 Railway Stakes, Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes, R.J. Peters Stakes and Hyperion Stakes and Listed Belgravia Stakes, Challenge Stakes, Fairetha Stakes and Bunbury Stakes). Trade Fair now has 85 individual winners at 57.8 per cent. Compare his figures with other WA stallions. Then give us a call for an early 2012 booking.