Fui San shows benefit of trusty old formula
FUI San’s trainer Terry Robinson used the old but proven formula to get his horse to bounce back to win over the Randwick mile yesterday.
Having a tough run over a slightly longer trip then coming back to 1600m works a lot and Robinson said it helped Fui San regain form after finishing second to Mate Story last start over 1800m.
“It (dropping back) always helps,” Robinson said. “He’s been really honest, the horse. I thought he was probably a shade disappointing but he whacked on really good last start.
“Jason (Collett) thought he overraced a bit so we thought we’d come back to a mile and it worked great.
“It’s nice to see him win especially for his owner-breeder.”
It was a race of drama and tragedy. Keymaster was a late scratching after kicking out in the barrier and, shortly after jumping, Josh Parr had to pull up It’s A Lottery after he frac- tured a rear hind metatarsal bone. The horse was humanely euthanised.
Collett kicked clear on Fui San a little earlier than what he wanted to but the horse was still strong enough to hold out Mister Marmalade by 1 ¾ lengths with Celtic Trail in third.
“I was a bit worried when we got to the front that early,” Collett said.
“Once we did, though, it was just a matter of pushing the button and holding them at bay.
“He got in a better rhythm today.’’
Fui San and Jason Collett take out race one.