Fabrizio in the Best Form of his Career
Fabrizio was at his best again on Saturday, defeating Iggy Pop by a massive 4.3 lengths on his home turf and second favourite, Chris Waller’s Torgersen by nearly 6 lengths. The gelding stepped out over his admirable trip, 1600m at Randwick in the Bartier Perry Handicap as the short priced favourite after a gruelling run in the Epsom last start. Yet there was never any questioning why he was favourite, he jumped strong and headed to the front immediately where he maintained his uncatchable lead.
Josh Parr rode the gelding perfectly under a strong hold, he got him into a lovely rhythm bowling along in front and from the 200m, it was over red rover.
Fabrizio is in the best form of his life, hence trainers Gai and Adrian have sent the gelding to Melbourne for the Spring Carnival.
Once settled in his new Flemington home, he will be aimed for either the Listed Melbourne Cup Day Plate over 1800m on Tuesday 1st November or the Benchmark 96 Handicap over 1600m on 5th November. Further ahead, the Black-Type races over summer pose a perfect opportunity for the gelding, such as the Group 2 Villiers Handicap at Randwick, but for now, the five-year-old son of High Chaparral travels south. Stay tuned.
The lead up to Easter is always a busy time for the racing industry. For the countries trainers, the Autumn Carnival is at the forefront of their minds.
STARE (Commands/Pleasant Change) was making her Victorian debut when she was presented third up at Seymour 06/02/17.
It was a successful weekend for the stables with three winners and only 2.2 lengths in the way of another three wins.
What is harder… winning a Melbourne Cup or winning three undercard races on Melbourne Cup day?
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What a terrific day for the GWR & ABR team on Melbourne Cup day with five winners & two nail biting seconds across NSW & VIC.