Fabulous Fab again flies at Flemington
Star Perth mare Fabergino again showed her predilection for the Flemington 1000 metres and booked herself a start in the Black Caviar Lightning next month.
The big grey mare did exactly what she had done on her previous two wins over the 1000 metres down the Flemington straight which is take the lead from the outset, control the tempo and then fend off any challengers
Her trainer Tiarrna Robertson indicated the Group One Black Caviar Lightning on February 13 would be Fabergino’s next start.
“She loves the 1000 metres, she loves the straight and she loves Flemington. Hopefully if the weather permits we can tick four boxes on the day and hopefully it’ll be to suit her,” Robertson said.
Robertson said she was confident that Fabergino had the Listed Kensington Stakes under control from the outset.
“She was cruising, she was doing it easily. Jordan (Childs) rides her perfectly,” she said.
Fabergino ($3.60) recorded her 11th win at her 17th start and she defeated Sword Of Mercy ($6) by 1 1/4 lengths with Pandemic ($3 fav) a long neck away third.
Childs said Fabergino was a unique mare with her own racing style.
“It is pretty much that she finds a nice rhythm and goes fast at a high cruising speed and she’s able to sustain that as well,” Childs said.
Childs said he felt Fabergino was improving all the time and even in her work she was getting better and she deserved her chance in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.
The Tony and Calvin McEvoy team took training honours with a winning double scoring with Over Exposure and Coolth and they will aim both at feature races during the autumn carnival.
The Tony and Calvin McEvoy team will set Over Exposure for the Blamey Stakes also over 1600 metres at Flemington on February 26 after his comfortable win in the 1600 metres Open handicap.
“The writing has been on the wall with this horse and today, third-up to the mile, he’s been training so well,” McEvoy said.
He said Over Exposure was now a sound horse after battling niggling injuries early in his career.
McEvoy said Coolth was still learning about racing after he finished strongly to win the 2000 metres Benchmark 78.
He pointed out that the son of Dundeel was only having his seventh start and it was a big effort to win third-up
” He’s still very new to the racing game and everything he does, you could see when he came into the straight and tried to quicken, with his big action he went right up in the air,” he said.
McEvoy said they had a long range plan of the Adelaide Cup for Coolth.