Trade Fair’s cracking international run continued when Packing Whiz won the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Cup (1800m) in Hong Kong on Sunday (April 29).
Packing Whiz, ridden by Victorian Brett Prebble for trainer John Moore, a son of the legendary jockey George Moore, sizzled home the final 400m in 23.03sec.to beat New Zealand-bred Real Specialist by 3/4-length with a further half-length to the Irish-bred Dan Excel.
Packing Whiz’s success came hard on the heels of the win by unbeaten Trade Fair filly Moonstone Magic in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes in England.
Packing Whiz, also bred in Ireland, formerly raced as Al Rep and won the Group 3 Premio Parioli and Listed Premio Daumier in Rome. He now has six wins and four placings from 13 career starts.
Packing Whiz is from the Efisio mare, Swizzle, a sister to Fizzed (Listed English Fern Hill Stakes and Silver Trophy) and a three-quarter sister to Premiere Cuvee (the champion older mare in Germany in 1986 and the dam of She Bat, Group 3 Italian Premio Bagutta, and Cask, who also won the Fern Hill Stakes).
Swizzle’s dam, Clicquot, by Bold Lad, was a half-sister to El Famoso (Listed French Prix de la Ville de Trouville); Babycham Sparkle (the dam of Deep Finesse, Group 3 English Palace House Stakes and French Prix du Bois); Ebullient (the dam of Old Faithful, Listed Irish Madrid Handicap); More Fizz (the dam of River Falls, Group 2 English Gimcrack Stakes) and to Musical Essence (the dam of Monsieur Bond, Group 2 English Duke Of York Stakes).
The Trade Fair’s keep winning in a variety of countries and over a variety of distances.