Dozen stakes winners by Trade Fair

Lynward Park resident Trade Fair sired his 12th stakes winner when Nameitwhatyoulike landed the LR Garrowby Stakes (1200m) at York on Sunday.

Nameitwhatyoulike (7g Trade Fair – Emma Peel by Emarati) is in career-best form despite his advancing years.  He had won the Great St Wilfrid Stakes at Ripon last month and was always travelling comfortably for a black-type first at York.

Bookmakers firmed Nameitwhatyoulike into $13 for the Ayr Gold Cup on September 17.  “He’s a dream and trains himself,” Hambleton House conditioner Bryan Smart said.  “In the past when he’s gone to Ayr it has always been at the end of a busy season, but he’s much fresher this year, that was only his fourth run.

“He will received a penalty now so I might also look at sending him across for a Group 3 in France.”

Nameitwhatyoulike cost 6,000 pounds at the 2010 Goffs yearling sale and has earned over 153,000 pounds from 9 wins in 52 starts.  His dam Emma Peel was a stakes winner in Germany and her other foals include Scandinavian stakes winner Females Fun (Diktat).

Trade Fair has also been credited with a Group 1 winner, albeit in a steeplechase, at Saratoga.  His Irish bred jumper Portrade led at every obstacle in the New York Turf Writers Cup (3800m) on August 25.

Lynward Park Stud stands Trade Fair (Zafonic) for a fee of $5,500 (inc gst).