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Trelawney graduate hoping for fabulous return at Happy Valley
20 Dec 2017

Fabulous One  (Elusive City x Beautiful Unicorn) has made his name as a trailblazing galloper, notching five wins two seasons ago, all from the front. After rising to a peak rating of 108 and competing at the Dubai Carnival last term, Chris So’s charge finds himself back down in a Class 2 contest at Happy Valley on Wednesday night at the course and distance for the first time since the latest of his wins back in June, 2016.


“It’s his second start back in Class 2 now, his rating (103) has dropped a bit and I think Happy Valley suits him better because the straight is shorter than at Sha Tin,” So said.


Fabulous One finished fifth under apprentice Matthew Poon in an all-weather Class 2 at the distance on 3 December.


“He pulled up well after his last run. He’s not an easy horse to ride. The kid did a good job last time but he’s not easy, so that’s why we put Nash (Rawiller) on this time,” So said.


“He has a good draw (two) and he has really good gate speed but there’s a lot of early speed in the race and that could be a problem. If we can control the speed I think he has a good chance. It’s always better if he leads.”


The 12-runner class standout also features on-pace runners Sea Jade (124lb) and House Of Fun (132lb), as well as last start winner Born In China (131lb) and the consistent pair Mr Genuine (121lb) and Archippus (131lb). Verbinsky (118lb), Blocker Dee (117lb) and Super Lifeline (115lb) complete the line-up.


Fabulous One was sold for $26,000 from Trelawney Stud's 2013 NZB draft. -HKJC