Hype Grows For Fabergino


The hype over Fabergino continues to grow after the exciting grey filly cruised to a comfortable victory at Belmont on Saturday.

Keeping her unbeaten record intact, the Tiarnna Robertson-trained Fabergino enhanced her reputation as the next star of Perth Racing.

Extending her winning sequence to four, Fabergino found the front easily for jockey Peter Knuckey and held that position throughout.

Sent out a hot $1.40 favourite, Fabergino, kicked clear at the 200m and won from Pearl Trade, who was 1 ¾ lengths away second.

Sharon Miller’s Beat The Bell sprinted quickly from last to fill third placing.

Fabergino, a first-crop daughter of Encosta De Lago sire Maschino and raced by a partnership that includes her breeder, Jim Anderson, has shown untapped ability.

Robertson said the exciting prospect would likely continue her Belmont campaign before she chases black-type races including the Group One Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot later in the year.

“It’s looks like she is doing it easy,” Robertson said.

“You almost get a little worried because you are wanting the jockey to ask something of her, but she is doing all that she has to do and you can’t ask anymore of her.

“She might have one more run in another three weeks.

“Obviously in the back of our mind we are wondering if she can get those good races in the spring, but we are taking it day by day with her.”

Knuckey, who has partnered Fabergino to her past two wins, believes Fabergino is poised for big race success.

“She is exciting,” Knuckey said.

“You aim for the big ones and that’s where she is probably going to end up.”

Julio Santarelli