2 from 2 for Master Speaker as He Wins Again
Master Speaker Captures the Fastfix Handicap to Make it 2 From 2
On his second race under the new yard and new ownership Master Speaker has complete an impressive Dundalk double by winning the Fastfix Handicap this evening to go with his victory in the Fast Shipping Handicap last month.
Leading them off as the 13/8 favourtie on the night, Master Speaker made the turn for home a few lengths off the pace but soon quickened and pulled away from the keenly fancied course and distance expert Togoville to win by five lengths.
Ado McGuinness, Trainer of Master Speaker said: “"I think the first day of the season could be out of the question now. I spoke well of the handicapper the last day but I'm not sure if I will be after today," said McGuinness.
"He won quite easily. I think he's a horse that's going to be very competitive in a good handicap.
"We can afford to wait now as he's won a few quid and we'll target one of the big handicaps during the summer.
"We'll see what the handicapper gives him and then decide if we go on the first day of the season or not.
"People would say this is not as competitive but he's improving. I know he's eight but he's improving and hopefully he's going back up to the mark that he had.
"I knew he wasn't 100 percent the last day, he was about 80 percent fit, so he's just coming on now.
"It's been great for him. People told me he was this, that and the other but I wouldn't mind a couple more like him.
"I was told he had knots in his tendons and he was wrong in the wind and everything else but he's definitely not.”
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