Miller’s ‘Trade’ Secret

Young trainer Jason Miller believes boom Trade Fair five-year-old Fair Hunter is still a year away from his best.
Fair Hunter, the staying find of the Belmont Park season, made it four straight wins when successful in the Westspeed Stayers’ Handicap (2000m) on Saturday.
“Normally stayers start to taper off a bit after three or four runs,” said Miller. “But he’s gone the other way.
“He’s not only holding his condition he’s getting bigger, stronger and better. He’ll have another run over 2100m in a fortnight then we’ll make a decision on his future.
“It will be either a let-up and a tilt at the Perth Cup or a longer break and a crack at the Pinjarra Cup and the Bunbury Cup.
“I know it sounds silly but I do think he is still a year away from his best so I’m leaning towards the provincial features next autumn. I want to do the right thing by the horse.”
Fair Hunter started his winning run in the HANDICAP (2000m) on June 23 then took both the Westspeed Stayers’ Bonus Handicap (2100m) on July 7 and the D&W Electrical & Data Suppliers Handicap (2200m) on July 21.
The win capped a great week for Trade Fair, WA’s best value and most versatile sire.
He topped the ‘ton’ of individual winners when Bopping Blonde won at Pinjarra last Thursday and Must Be Me was successful at Chepstow in England.
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