by: Restart the Fun
The Fly a 3yo Gelding trained by Nemesis Stud has been named Horse Of The Season after a brilliant win in the Champions Turf Classic on Firm going over 1m 2f(2000m).
He was purchased for just $5 from the Stable Manager as a yearling, in his early races he was very backward and showed nothing until his final 2yo race when he won an Added Maiden very nicely.
But this season as a 3yo he has really blossomed winning 2 qualifiers and then beating a quality field in the big money final by half a length.The winning time of 1m 57.06 was very fast, in fact a 3yo track record. He was 5th for the first half of the race, coming with a strong sustained run in the final quarter of a mile to win quite cosily. He won a massive $740 in this one race, 148 times more than he cost!!
His SP of 5/1 seemed very generous by the bookies especially as odds mathematician Lloyd had him at only 4/1.
This lovely horse The Fly really had the whole place buzzing.
Unfortunately his Sire Merit Man is no longer with us, but he will be remembered for giving us The Fly.
Surely with Graham aka Nemesis Stud in charge of him his best is still to come, being a Gelding he cannot go to Stud. I suspect as he is clearly still improving he will be a major force in all big Turf Classic races as a Senior, especially as he stays 1m 2f(2000m) well.
Great horse, great trainer, great purchase, well deserved.