Ascot trainer Joe Byrne is prepping Lady Trader for the LR Belmont Oaks (2000m) on July 6.
Lady Trader fought on strongly to win over 2200 metres at Belmont on Wednesday and, after the race, Byrne revealed the filly had recovered from a broken pelvis. “The Oaks distance will hold no problems,” he said. “And Wednesday’s run should top her off nicely. We can now play around with her at the beach until the classic.”
Lady Trader (3f Trade Fair – Lady Kiseki by Fuji Kiseki) is inbred 3×3 to Danehill and has sound staying credentials. Her dam won three times from 1600m to 2400m and is a full sister to Just A Kiseki (LR ATA Stakes) and a half-sister to Mr Trickster (LR Victoria Gold Cup).
“Troy Turner is our best rider over ground and he got a good feel of her on Wednesday,” Byrne said. “I want him to book him for the Oaks and, hopefully, that’s the way it will turn out.”
Lady Trader continued the strong international winning run of Trade Fair. His English based filly Basle won at Wolverhampton on Monday and Fairly Wild broke her maiden at Northam on Thursday.
Trade Fair flag-bearer Trade Storm is on track for the G1 Sussex Stakes (1600m) at Goodwood on July 31. He was a G2 winner of the Zabeel Mile in Dubai earlier this year and was game in defeat when fifth to Declaration Of War in last week’s G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Trade Fair will stand the coming season at an unchanged fee of $4,500 (plus gst) at John Andrew’s Alwyn Park Stud in Serpentine.