With the dawning of another Winter Carnival just around the corner, the champion Queenslander Blacks A Fake is ready to return from holidays.
The Natalie Rasmussen trained and driven 6-year-old will face the starter in the opening event on the Albion Park program on Tuesday afternoon (June 26).
lacks A Fake has drawn wide in gate seven (seven runners) for the running of the Winter Carnival In July Pace over 2138 metres.
lthough Blacks A Fake will be confronted by some handy performers, including Veer Right and Rollercoaster Road, it is hard to see anything but a win for the dual Inter Dominion winner.
lacks A Fake has been progressing strongly at home while his trial efforts have clearly indicated that the 'champ' is ready for his return to racing.
lacks A Fake returned to racing last year when the Winter Carnival was under way, following his victory in the $1.5m Wrest Point Inter Dominion Grand Final on April 2, with Karloo Mick and Slipnslide chasing him home.
eturning triumphant from Tasmania, Blacks A Fake headed straight to the paddock after his record breaking display, which enabled his trainer-driver Natalie Rasmussen to become the first lady driver to hold aloft the trophy.
lacks A Fake then made his return to racing when the Winter Carnival was under way, with his first assignment resulting in a stylish win in the Campbells Wholesale Cash & Carry 4&5YO Championship.
he son ofaccounted for Maximillion and Sir Galvinator on that occasion.
s the carnival continued to unfold, Blacks A Fake then finished third to Cobbity Classic in the Garrard's Sunshine Sprint before taking out the Winter Cup a week later.
his time around Cobbity Classic and Home Of Jack filled the minor placings.
uring the course of his previous campaign, Blacks A Fake finished a gallant second to Be Good Johnny in the Miracle Mile, prior to winning the Treuer Memorial at Bankstown a week later over 2540 metres.
he gelding then added the Victoria Cup to his growing list of credits before contesting the S.A. Inter Dominion series.
tepping out in the 2645 metre Grand Final on January 13, Blacks A Fake added another history making chapter to the 'great race' when he won the major share of the prizemoney once again.
lacks A Fake had 3.4 metres to spare over the star Kiwi connection of Winforu and Foreal.
lacks A Fake will make his return to racing with 29 wins and seven placings already appearing on his record from only 39 starts.
he gelding also has $1,897,571 in prizemoney, which places him well within the reach of overtaking Shakamaker as the leading stakes winning standardbred in Australia.
hakamaker ended his great career with over $2.2m in the bank.