Muchea trainer Alan Mathews understands better than anyone that with Cool Trade he has a good horse on his hands.

Six wins from nine starts including the past five in succession is fair testament to the Trade Fair mares potential.

Mathews admits how good she is and how far she can progress is an unknown question he can’t yet answer.

But he is about to get a good measure with Cool Trade set to launch her bid for the rich pickings of the upcoming Ascot carnival.

The five-year-old has been in work for about five weeks and will return for Belmont’s season-ending meeting on October 11.

“She has graduated to open company and will have to step up to the next level,” said Mathews on Tabradio.

“She will resume in a 1000m race at Belmont but we might have to test the water by racing in the Prince of Wales Stakes (1200m) or wait until the fillies and mares series

“At this stage her ability appears to be unlimited and we honestly don’t know where we are at with her.

“Even distance wise everyone is asking how far she can go and I have to admit I don’t even know that.

“Her 1200m form is sensational and so probably I don’t see a reason why we need to step her up in distance.”

 Julio Santarelli