Horse Racing

Webster considers next start for Trix Of The Trade


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Colin Webster will let the dust settle on Trix Of The Trade’s stellar win before deciding which way to go first Group 1 railway piles (1600m) in November.

The Trix Of The Trade edged through the top weight class and a challenging run to make it home from near the bottom and justifies Colin Webster’s decision to overtake the Eurythmic Stakes (1400m) in Ascot on Saturday.

Starting for the first time since the WA Derby (2400m) in April, it’s the perfect launch pad for the chic four-year-old and a big boost of confidence with the Pinnacles festival nearby.

The Beau Asia G3 (1400m) bet on October 29 could be the next possible encounter for the Trix Of The Trade, but Webster said he remains open to his options.

“We’re not sure and we have a few options,” Webster told Taradio.

“He has played very well so far, but it will take a few days to gauge how he has finished.

“Then we will figure out exactly which race we want to be in.

“We have a few picks with a couple of races coming up that will suit him leading up to the Railroad Stock.”

Webster crossed the moon with how Trix Of The Trade overcame a number of hurdles to stamp its rights over the weekend, including a top weight gain.

“It’s great that he’s back in winning form again,” Webster said.

“He was originally imported into Euthymic, but he was too heavy.

“He is a rank 86 and is about the same weight as horses rated over 100.

“It will be the favorite race.

“61kg is a concern, but it is a large, strong horse that can handle the weight.

“There are no two ways to solve this, it’s a great win.

“It was a great effort.”

Trix Of The Trade appreciated his talent last season when he won a hattrick and ran two seconds in listed races.

A difficult three-year campaign ended peacefully when he finished in the wrong place and was defeated by the Alaskan God in the WA Derby.

“We tried him at the Derby and he failed, but I think he was past his best age at the time,” Webster said.

“He’s had a couple of tough runs before so I think he’s come to the cushion court.”

Meanwhile, Webster has confirmed plans for her delightful three-year-old, Baby Paris.

Playing God’s daughter has three wins from four starts and is unbeaten in two runs this time around.

The only loss of her career was only second to Amelia’s Jewel in Karrakatta Plate (1200m) last season.

“She’s not going to Belgravia,” Webster said.

“She’ll go straight to the prelude and two weeks later the Plaid Chest (1200m).”

Belgravia Stakes (1200m) is Ascot’s highlight event on Saturday.

Placid Ark Staking will take place on November 12.

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