Trade Fair Storms Into Dubai
WA stallion Trade Fair’s international success has stormed into Dubai.
His lightly-raced five-year-old son Trade Storm was a brilliant winner of the $US175,000 Jaguar XF Trophy (nine furlongs) at Meydan yesterday (February 14).
Trade Storm, a 9/1 chance, was slow away for champion jockey Jamie Spencer, settled at the rear and stormed to the lead a furlong out going on to win easily by 3 3/4 lengths.
Sheik Mohammed’s 11/4 favourite, Masteroftherolls, was fifth.
Trade Storm was having his second start in Dubai as part of Newmarket trainer David Simcock’s team. He had previously won at Newbury, Doncaster and York in England.
Simcock is regarded as one of England’s ‘most upwardly mobile trainers.’
He started out as an assistant to Ian Balding, of Mill Reef fame, then worked with the legendary Major Dick Hern and later had a stint as assistant to Luca Cumani.
Simcock set up in his own right with just 10 horses in 2004. He now has more than 100 in work.
He trained Dream Ahead, Europe’s champion sprinter in 2011, to win five Group 1’s and last year took I’m A Dreamer to the US and won the Group 1 Beverley D Stakes at Arlington Park.
Trade Storm, from Frisson, a daughter of the 1985 English Derby winner Slip Anchor, is tipped to become Simcock’s next big Group winner.