MILLER LAYS DOWN THE LAW IN FAIRETHA STAKES

5
Nov

Trainer Simon Miller says First Law can make a big impression and continue the stable’s form turn around at Ascot this weekend.

In the past two weeks Miller has claimed the Northam Cup (1600m) and Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) with Dance Music and Valour Road respectively

Miller says First Law can continue to flatter his stable if he can reproduce a similar performance to his return effort a three weeks back.

Racing first-up since scoring an easy maiden win at Belmont in June, First Law impressed when ran on strongly to finish 1 ¾ length second behind Kissonallforcheeks over 1200m.

Kissonallforcheeks underlined her quality after a brave second to stable mate Snickerdoodledandy in Tuesday’s Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m).

Saturday’s Fairetha Stakes for the three-year-old boys is a key hit out for First Law before the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) on November 21.

“The form has held up behind Kissonallforcheeks,” Miller told The Races WA.

“He is trending along nicely and still something up his sleeve.

“He is only going to get better stepping up in distance.

“I’m pleased with the way he is going for sure.”

Having his fourth career-start, First Law will be ridden by Clint Johnston-Porter. He has drawn barrier 10 in the 13-horse line-up.

Easing from $5 to $7.50, First Law holds third billing in Tabtouch markets behind Dom To Shoot ($3.10) and Em Tee Aye ($7).

Panzdown, Miller’s other Fairetha Stakes runner is at $18.

The gelding led before clinging on for second after he was chased down by Power and Passion at Northam last start.

“He found the front which is not where he wanted to be,” Miller said.

“He will be camped on the speed but won’t be leading.”

Chloe Azzopardi, fresh from recording her best win to date on Dance Music in last Saturday’s Prince Of Wales Stakes, will partner Panzdown.

The son of Panzer Division has drawn favourably in barrier three.

Miller has won the Fairetha Stakes previously with Ron’s Call  and Saint Bro.

Julio Santarelli