Day At The Track

Fitzpatrick eyes off fillies gold

05:04 PM 02 Apr 2014 NZDT
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Blake Fitzpatrick
Blake Fitzpatrick

Respected horseman Blake Fitzpatrick will have a three pronged attack in Saturday night's heats of the Australian Pacing Gold for the two year old fillies at Tabcorp Park Menangle.  Fitzpatrick has a strong team of juveniles this season and unbeaten filly Our Awesome Girl could be one of the better ones in the stable.

"Our Awesome Girl is a very promising filly that's for sure, and in the space of six weeks she has just continued to improve," Fitzpatrick said.

"She's quite a big filly and I must admit I had some concerns earlier in the season but she has put it altogether of late and once the penny started to drop the APG became an obvious target."

Our Awesome Girl is raced by Fitzpatrick's mother and Pam Usher.

"They are going to have a bit of fun with her this season, she won her first race at Newcastle by four or five metres and it was another thirty metres back to third."

In the second of the heats, Fitzpatrick will start Star Jasmine and Candy Crush.

"Gavin (Fitzpatrick, brother) will drive Star Jasmine, she had her first start at Bankstown and I thought her run was very good."

"She was passed in at the APG sales and was retained by her breeder Ron Littler."

Candy Crush was only a cheap purchase and looked set to qualify for the Bathurst Gold Tiara last start before veering in at a crucial stage in the straight.

"She had never been hit with the whip before and ducked in but she requalified at Penrith on Tuesday and I think she is going to be a filly of the future."

by Greg Hayes - SKY Racing (Courtesy of Harness Racing AU)

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