Barefoot for E. P. Taylor
Davy Moran performs supersub role
Last Updated: September 17, 2012 11:13am
Barefoot Lady (r): Could run in the E.P. Taylor
Barefoot Lady gained a notable success for Malton handler Richard Fahey when she landed the Grade Two Canadian Stakes at Woodbine.
The four-year-old filly outpointed All Star Heart by a length and a half in the hands of Davy Moran, who was a late replacement for Jamie Spencer.
Spencer was all set to take the mount, but when he discovered Barefoot Lady was carrying 8st 1lb not 8st 5lb as previously thought, he arranged for Moran to deputise.
"It was a little bit complicated. We thought we'd 8st 5lb and Jamie went to the scales and found we had 8st 1lb," Fahey told At The Races.
"Fair dos to Jamie, he got it organised and got a replacement rider for us, so we thank him for that.
"She's very tough and a pleasure to have in the place. She's a had a busy life but she makes me make her busy. She comes out of her racing bouncing and just wants to do more. It was great to see her win.
"For a tough filly like that, she had to carry her Group Three penalty last year, so she ran in Group Ones.
"She's been in every tough fight there has been and held her own in some of them.
"She goes for the EP Taylor again at Woodbine now and I just caught wind of this race there a month ago and there wasn't a lot for her here.
"She was getting a few allowances this year so it was a good race for her to run in.
"The EP Taylor is on October 14 at Woodbine as well, so hopefully that should have booked her ticket to stay there and run in it now, so we'll see."