Thomp­son to con­tinue win­ning part­ner­ship with Tam­worth mare

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - SHAYNE O’CASS

AUS­TRALIA’S most suc­cess­ful jockey Robert Thomp­son’s pres­ence at Rand­wick to­mor­row is a vote of con­fi­dence in Tam­worth mare Fickle Folly who tack­les a red-hot field of Satur­day class sprint­ers in the ATC E-Group Se­cu­rity Sprint (1000m).

The Hall of Famer was hav­ing only his sec­ond ride aboard the Sue Grills-trained chest­nut when win­ning an Open Hand­i­cap at home on Oc­to­ber 15.

“It was a very good win,” Grills be­gan. “She ran good time and she had a big weight on a heavy 8 track so I was very happy.

“Robert got her to set­tle beau­ti­fully and that’s what I have been try­ing achieve.”

Fickle Folly has al­ways raced well sec­ond-up with a win and two sec­onds from three sec­ond-up ap­pear­ances.

That said, she wasn’t com­ing off a du­elling win on a test­ing track un­der a crush­ing weight.

“She seems to have come through it well,” Grills an­swered.”

It was at home so she didn’t have to travel.”

A daugh­ter of iron horse Nic­coni, Fickle Folly is al­ready a valu­able brood­mare prospect for her owner/breeder Paul Framp­ton.

“I haven’t re­ally mapped any­thing just yet but we are go­ing to aim for more black-type that’s for sure” Grills says.

“I do look a race in Mel­bourne but it is hard out here in the coun­try to work them

way to start with, so we’ll just trot along up here (in Syd­ney) for a while.”

Fickle Folly is up against qual­ity sprint­ers in­clud­ing the stakes-placed Tac­ti­cal Ad­van­tage as well as the Mudgee vis­i­tor Nic­tock who has won seven of his eight starts.

Fickle Folly is look­ing to make it two in a row at Rand­wick to­mor­row.

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