16/04/2011

BARGAIN BUY FIFTH AVE STAMPS HER AUTHORITY

                                                                                
 
When she went through the ring at the tattersalls Horses in Training Sale last year FIFTH AVE did not get anyone excited and was RNA at just under 20,000 dollars. I subsequently bought her privately outside the ring for around that figure and she joined the other horses headed to the barn of Jim Cassidy. At the time I believed in this filly even tjhough she had run 13 times in just 6 months. One thing I knew for certain is that she was tough as nails. I had even selected her in my 'booklet ' with the comment
 
Smallish filly. Game. Might have been raced too many times, but has speed and can come with a good turn
of foot if held up
 
Well on her first USA start yesterday my belief was justified when, as the total outsider in a feild of six, FIFTH AVE destroyed the opposition in a decent allowance race on the donwhill course at Santa Anita
I am probably dreaming now but I remember that the last filly we bought for that sort of money was Katdogawn and I wonder if history can repeat itself