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Highly promising colt Youre So Fine will soon be given a spell before champion trainer Gary Hall snr prepares him for the WA Derby next May.
Youre So Fine, the $1.20 favourite, began from the outside barrier in the field of five in the 2130m Retravision Pace for two-year-olds at Gloucester Park on Friday night and Gary Hall jnr was content to keep him at the rear while Battlescard ($7.50) set the pace.
Hall eased Youre So Fine off the pegs approaching the bell and the Always B Miki colt sustained a solid burst to win by just under a length from $7 chance Paul Edward, who finished fast to be second, a nose ahead of Battlescard. The final quarters were run in 28sec. and 28.4sec. and the winner rated 1.58.6.
“I haven’t had many better two-year-olds,” said Hall snr. “He is a bit lazy and has still got to learn a bit more about how to race. He might have one more run before going to the paddock. He is a Derby hope, absolutely.
“Earlier this year I was in New Zealand, watching races and looking at a couple of two-year-olds, and Glen Moore said ‘that horse there looks all right.’
“I said he is, but you won’t be able to buy him (Youre So Fine). Then he came out and won a group 2 race at Invercargill when he beat Mark Purdon’s really good two-year-old (Franco Indie). He came from fifth at the 500m and won by two lengths at a 1.56.7 rate over 2200m.
“So, we bought him after that when we paid a good bit of money for him. We went to watch the Jewels (the group 1 1609m Emerald). He was three wide for the final 800m and Akuta won by ten lengths. He ran fifth but was beaten about only a neck for second.”
Youre So Fine, who has had four starts in WA for two wins and two placings, is the seventh foal out of the unraced Falcon Seelster mare Syriana, whose first foal Im Meticulous raced 39 times for ten wins, seven placings and $109,067 in stakes.