A Fair Distance Double
It was another long distance double for WA’s Trade Fair on Wednesday. (October 2)
Firstly, Our Road Trader led to win the Westspeed 3Y0 Handicap (1400m) at Belmont Park.
Then Magic Secret followed up 14,500km away by also leading to win the Bournemouth Handicap (six furlongs) at Salisbury in England.
Our Road Trader, who gave trainer Peggy Brown and jockey Brad Stewart their first Belmont Park wins, was having just his third start and is Trade Fair’s 136th individual winner. He is from Road Home, by The Jogger, and is in-bred 3 x 4 to Danzig.
“He’s a wonderful horse,” said Brown. “We always knew he would be good.”
Our Road Trader, the $1.75 favourite, scored by 1 1/2-lengths from Trisasso ($9) and Flying Force ($26).
Magic Secret started at 14/1 and challenged three furlongs out held off Pivotal Movement (9/2) and Rocky Reef (15/2) to score by 1 3/4-lengths for trainer William Muir and jockey Martin Dwyer.
It was his third win from 10 starts having previously been successful over six furlongs at Redcar and Windsor. He’s from Just Devine, by Montjeu.