Day At The Track


11:56 PM 08 Jul 2007 NZST
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Make Me Smile
Make Me Smile - returns to action Tuesday at Harold Park
Photo: Harold Park

After preparing three feature winners over the weekend, Australia's leading trainer Paul Fitzpatrick will be hoping to be 'all smiles' following the running of the Fosters Group Pace at Harold Park on Tuesday (July 10).

Fitzpatrick collected the Queensland Oaks with Dance Of Life while Shantahliatrailblaza collected the 4-Year-Old Championship.

table star Lombo Pocket Watch also chimed in with his effortless win in the Newcastle Guineas.

nother classy member in his ranks in Make Me Smile, who has drawn gate six for his first appearance since contesting the consolation of the Inter Dominion series at Globe Derby on January 13.

he well-named son of Grinfromeartoear stepped out for the Inter Dominion series after a gallant second to Blacks A Fake in the Treuer Memorial at Bankstown on December 2.

lacks Of Fake then collected his second Inter Dominion title while Make A Smile went on to finish a respectable 7.2 metre eighth to Karloo Mick.

ollowing that appearance the 5-year-old headed for the spelling paddock.

recent strong display at the Penrith trials recently has Make Me Smile finely tuned for his upcoming assignment over 2160 metres.

hile Make Me Smile will prove hard to beat in the small field of six the Chris Robinson trained Wunder Cloud will again be looking to prevent a Fitzpatrick runner from scoring first-up.

he classy Dereks Pick made his return to racing in a similar race at Harold Park last week.

n front, with three strides to go, Dereks Pick was grabbed in the final bound by Wunder Cloud, who has won his past three starts on the famous Glebe circuit.

under Cloud, who is a son of Under A Cloud, has drawn suitably in gate two, which will allow Ben Sarina to position the 7-year-old in the thick of the action from the outset.

ake Me Smile has managed to perform at a high level throughout the course of his career to date.

s a 2-year-old Make Me Smile finished a gallant third behind Emmas Only and George Sloy in the Australian Pacing Gold Final.

n 2005, as a 3-year-old, Make Me Smile indicated what a bright future awaited him when he defeated Woodlea Shark and Im Yosemite Sam in the NSW Derby.

hen in 2006 the gelding finished an excellent third behind Innocent Eyes and Emmas Only in the Chariots Of Fire at Harold Park.

he dam of Make Me Smile is Panoramic Lady, who was trained throughout her career by Fitzpatrick.

anoramic Lady (Panorama-Luscious Lady) was driven by Fitzpatrick during the first past of her career while two emerging drivers in sons Blake and Gavin then drove the mare.

ontesting 50 races Panoramic Lady posted 10 wins and the same number of minor placings.

oaled in 1995 the mare commenced her breeding career with Make Me Smile in November 2001.

he mare's next foal was Cant Bluff Me (Aces N Sevens), who has also turned out to be a quality performer.

ant Bluff Me has contested 23 races for 12 wins and five placings, with the gelding winning the $100,000 NSW Sires Stakes 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings Final at Harold Park two weeks ago.

ady Lexus, a filly by Aces N Sevens, was then foaled a year later, with one unplaced run appearing next to her name.

he Aces N Sevens bloodlines continued a year later when a colt was born.

full-brother to Make Me Smile was then foaled in October 2006.

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