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Trap For Fools Wins Listed ATA Stakes

Thursday, 21st December 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: Alan Kennedy
T: L Smith
W: 57 kgs
S: Poet's Voice
D: Old Money
0.2L
J: P Knuckey
T: J J Miller
W: 54 kgs
S: Testa Rossa
D: Storm Alert
1.0L
J: S O'Donnell
T: Mark Wright
W: 54 kgs
S: Courvoisier
D: Shiney Row
2.3L
J: B Parnham
T: N D Parnham
W: 54 kgs
S: Natural Blitz
D: British Version

At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Darley's Gr1-winning shuttler Poet's Voice (Dubawi-Bright Tiara, by Chief's Crown) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Trap For Fools (Poet's Voice-Old Money, by Old Spice) outstayed his rivals with a strong front-running performance in the $100,000 Listed ATA Stakes (2200m) for 3YO+, defeating Dark Alert & Not Again Ken. Trap For Fools confirmed his status as the most promising stayer in Western Australia with his third successive stakes victory that boosted his record to 10 wins (including the Listed GA Towton Cup & Listed Tattersall's Cup) and 5 placings from 21 starts for $340,280 in earnings. Trainer Lindsey Smith confirmed that Trap For Fools is likely to back up in the Gr2 Ted van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday. His primary target remains the Gr2 Perth Cup (2400m) on 1 January. "As is stands today, yes. He has been up a long time, he can now spend a couple of days down at the beach, and Friday afternoon if he is happy, the vet checks him and makes sure he is okay then he will run,” Smith told ANZ Bloodstock News. "His heart rate is amazing, he has a lot of depth to him." Trap For Fools now doubt derives a lot of his stamina from his dam Old Money, winner of the Gr1 West Australian Derby & Gr2 West Australian Oaks.

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