Perth Cup Favourite Wins Again
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 21
Four year-old Poets Voice(GB) gelding Trap for Fools continued his rapid rise through the WA staying ranks to post his sixth successive win at Ascot on Wednesday when taking out the $100,000 WATC ATA Stakes.

Prepared by Lindsey Smith, he claimed the 2200 metre feature by a short neck and has won eight of his last nine starts since September 28.

Poet's VoiceWith an overall record of 10 wins and five placings from 21 starts with prizemoney topping $340,000, Trap for Fools is favourite for the Group II WATC Perth Cup on January 1.

Retained to race by his breeders, Trap for Fools is the only stakes winner for his dam Old Money who was one of the stars of racing in the west in 2000 with wins in the Group 1 WATC West. Australian Derby, Group II WATC C.B. Cox Stakes and Group III WATC West. Australian Oaks when carrying the colours of Bob and Sandra Peters.

The daughter of Old Spice was sold to American interests and she won an Allowance at Santa Anita and was third in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes.

Retired to stud in America, Old Money had a troubled history and was repatriated in 2008.

She was no more productive back home, leaving four foals in nine years before her death in January 2016.

Trap for Fools is her penultimate foal, with just a 2yo colt by Carlton House (GB) to follow.

Trap for Fools is one of 11 stakes winners for former Darley shuttler Poet's Voice, a Group I winner by champion sire Dubawi.


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