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So Much Fun deserves to break through

15 / 10 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
So Much Fun first across the line at Devonport but lost on protest icon Click to enlarge

LONGFORD trainer Bill Ryan has always believed So Much Fun would win multiple races but so far she has been denied a maiden victory that could spark a winning spree.

So Much Fun was first across the line in a sprint at Devonport in late August only to have the race taken off her in the stewards’ room.

The four-year-old mare then twice finished just behind the placegetters in Hobart before being gunned down in the shadows of the post by Made of Stars at The TOTE Racing centre in Launceston last Wednesday night.

She has finished no further back that fifth from six starts of which three were for minor placings.

On Wednesday night she backs up for another chance to break her maiden status in a maiden/class one over 1600 metres.

So Much Fun (Ladoni-Finance The Fun) is a full sister to Wealthy Lad that Ryan rated one of the best sprinter-milers he has trained.

Wealthy Lad won 12 and placed 19 times from 68 starts for $360,690 in stakes with most of his earnings won in Tasmania for Ryan but the gelding also won for Victorian trainer Robert Smerdon in the latter part of his racing career.

So Much Fun’s racing pattern usually has her off the speed and generally needing to be ridden for luck but last week she was urged from the barriers by Brendon McCoull and she settled just off the speed.

When McCoull called on the mare for the big effort in the homer straight stormed post the leader Frinja but she had no answer to the powerful finishing burst of Made of Stars.

Stepping up to the 1600m should be an advantage for the daughter of Ladoni and there is no doubt she deserves to break her maiden status.


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