Fui San shows ben­e­fit of trusty old for­mula

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - MATT JONES

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.