Unfinished Business For Fabergino

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Trainer Tiarnna Robertson says they will continue to push forward in Victoria with Fabergino following Friday night’s disappointment in the Moir Stakes.

The sprinting mare from Western Australia jumped as the favourite for the Group 1 Moir Stakes but after being slow away was never a threat in the race.

“The moment she stepped slow, her race was over,” Robertson said.

“It was obviously disappointing, but we’ll move on from that and look towards the next race.”

When defeated previously, Fabergino has acted like she lost and has taken some time to recover, but Robertson said she was delighted with the way her six-year-old mare has come through the run.

“She’s really bright in herself and it’s like she just had a track gallop,” she said.

“We’ll hope the sun shines in Melbourne moving forward and aim to start her in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on October 17.”

A jockey change is likely to occur, with veteran rider Peter Knuckey seeking exemption to get back into Western Australia.

It opens the door for Jordan Childs who rode her to a stunning victory at Flemington in the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap earlier this year.

Adam McGrath
www.racing.com 

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