Faatinah skims outside rail to win Bobbie Lewis Quality

By: Mark Mazzaglia
September 10th, 2016

Apprentice Regan Bayliss had no worries skimming the outside rail down the Flemington straight to steer Faatinah to a conclusive first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) today.

Faatinah comes down the outside fence to win the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Faatinah comes down the outside fence to win the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Lindsay Park trained Faatinah ($5.50) was having his first start since running fifth against the older horses in the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 21 and produced the form that co-trainer David Hayes believed he had.

At his previous run Faatinah took out the Group 2 $250,000 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

“He was in front so far from home, 1200m first up, he is a strong good sprinter,” Hayes said.

“In the Autumn he might measure up against the best.”

“He beat some good Group 1 performers today and he had been working like a Group 1 horse.”

Faatinah had one and three quarter lengths to spare over Tavaci ($12) with We’ve Got This ($13) in third spot just ahead of the $5 favourite Under The Louvre.

Hayes said that he would keep Faatinah to the sprinting distances and look to the Group 2 $200,000 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Derby as his next target.

“Right now I will do what’s working,” Hayes said.

“We will probably target a similar race here at Flemington on Derby day.”

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