Star Perth mare Fabergino again showed her predilection for the Flemington 1000 metres and booked herself a start in the Black Caviar Lightning next month.
The big grey mare did exactly what she had done on her previous two wins over the 1000 metres down the Flemington straight which is take the lead from the outset, control the tempo and then fend off any challengers
Her trainer Tiarrna Robertson indicated the Group One Black Caviar Lightning on February 13 would be Fabergino’s next start.
“She loves the 1000 metres, she loves the straight and she loves Flemington. Hopefully if the weather permits we can tick four boxes on the day and hopefully it’ll be to suit her,” Robertson said.
Robertson said she was confident that Fabergino had the Listed Kensington Stakes under control from the outset.
“She was cruising, she was doing it easily. Jordan (Childs) rides her perfectly,” she said.
Fabergino ($3.60) recorded her 11th win at her 17th start and she defeated Sword Of Mercy ($6) by 1 1/4 lengths with Pandemic ($3 fav) a long neck away third.
Childs said Fabergino was a unique mare with her own racing style.
“It is pretty much that she finds a nice rhythm and goes fast at a high cruising speed and she’s able to sustain that as well,” Childs said.
Childs said he felt Fabergino was improving all the time and even in her work she was getting better and she deserved her chance in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.