Ascot trainer Albie Beckett can look back on some memorable wins with long-time client Lou Sauzier and there could be more in store with their promising filly Fair Exchange.
The well-bred youngster has looked the part in two barrier trials wins and Beckett believes she has the ability to live up to her pedigree.
Fair Exchange (2f Trade Fair – Mega Role by Old Spice) sprinted clear to claim a 1000m Belmont trial by more than three lengths in 61.24s this week. She had won a similar hit-out in 61.85s back in March.
“She goes extra well and we will nominate her for a 1200m race at Belmont on Wednesday week (July 25),” Beckett declared. “If things go to plan, we will tip her straight out and come back in time for the Christmas carnival.”
Beckett trained her older half-brother Megatic (Danetime) for Sauzier and he was a G1 winner of the 2007 Kingston Town Classic. Their dam Mega Role is a sister to their 1991 Kingston Town winner Old Role and he also travelled east to finish an unlucky second to Soho Square in the G1 Doncaster Hcp at Randwick.
Stock Trader completed a winning double for Zafonic sire Trade Fair at the Belmont trials. He scored in a tick faster than the filly clocking 61.23s.
Stock Trader (2g Trade Fair – Around Jindabyne by Akhenaton) is trained by Alan Mathews at Muchea and is from a winning half-sister to the Perth stakes performers Salisbury Street (Blevic) and Broome Time (Danetime).
He is raced by part-owner and breeder John Chalmers along with Brian Mews who won a WATC Australian Derby with Starjo. Chalmers has yearling and weanling fillies from Around Jindabyne and the mare was covered by Lynward Park sire Alfred Nobel last year.
Trade Fair (GB) stands at Alwyn Park for a $4,950 (inc gst) service fee.