Fast Shot 2nd in Scottish Stewards Cup
Fast Shot lined up in the Scottish Stewards cup last night at Hamilton. The John Smiths sponsored race is one of the top sprints of the year at Hamilton and the 30k purse attracts the top trainers and jocks.
He was drawn in stall 13 and Tom Eaves took the ride aboard the Tim Easterby gelding.
He broke smartly, the field split into 2 groups with one going down the centre, Tom kept Fast Shot at the tail end of the nearside group.
At the halfway point, Tom asked him to improve and he began to reel in the leaders. Between the 3 and the 2 furlong makers he began to make serious progress, relishing going by horses.
At the furlong marker, Tom was forced off the rail when a gap appeared and Fast Shot didn’t need to be asked twice to go through it. It quickly became clear that this was going to be a close one.
A photo finish was called and tension grew at OnToAWinner towers but unfortunately the line came a smidgen too soon and Fast Shot was beaten a short head into second.
This was an excellent run from our syndicate star. He ideally wants cut in the ground but proved again that talent and the will to win will get you places.
He is in the form of his life and has been placed on 4 of his last 5 starts, winning 6k in prize money for last night’s endeavours.
He will be aimed at one of the big sprints at Ayr to close the season. Well done to all his owners