Fire Born excites with Ascot win
Jan 28, 2015
Exciting sprinter Fire Born had little trouble improving her first-up record with an easy Ascot success.
Fire Born blitzed her opposition at Belmont Park when resuming in September last year and repeated the effort first-up in the Westspeed 1MW Handicap (1100m).
Fire Born won a Belmont Park trial over 1000m by almost six lengths to show she was ready for 1100m of her fresh assignment.
Jockey Ryan Hill rode Fire Born in the trial and took the ride on the Paul Jordan-trained galloper at Ascot.
Fire Born showed great speed to stride forward to sit outside the early leader without break a sweat before travelling easily as the field rounded the home turn.
Hill let Fire Born go to the front under her own steam at the 200m before the rider made sure the filly kept her mind on the job with a light tap with the whip with 150m to run.
Fire Born understood the signal perfectly as she put the race beyond doubt with 50m before ambling home late, which let the runner-up narrow the margin to a length, but the daughter of Oratorio was in no danger of defeat.
Fire Born’s win was her second from four starts while the $14,000 in stakes took her prizemoney tally to more than $67,000, which isn’t bad for a horse buyers passed in at $14,000 at a Magic Millions sale in 2013.
Congratulations to Fire Born’s owners and all involved with her brilliant win.
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