Jun 25, 2013
Aided by a daring mid-race move, the talented Faltastic was in winning form at only his second start for the stable.
Settling at the rear off a tardy start in 2056m event at Werribee on Tuesday, the lightly raced five-year-old took off before the turn – scooting wide into the better going and getting up a break which he was able to maintain to the line.
Racing close to the outside fence under the guidance of Brad Rawiller, Faltastic won by 1¾ lengths, looking to have plenty in hand.
“We had the idea pre-race to get into the best going,” Rawiller said, “and the horse got into a good rhythm and it was nice to be able to put him into the race without having to do too much work.”
A three times winner from 16 starts, Faltastic has also been successful at Bendigo and Morphettville.
Congratulations to a big and happy group of owners – Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Pty Ltd (manager Darren Dance), John Rau, D R Ashley, Michelle Curtain, Brian Woolcock, Vasko Ristevski, Allan Hughes, Maria Keys, Robert Elphinstone, David O’Brien, Wendy Prentis, James Spalding, Marie Farrell and Four Amigos (manager Wayne Foran)
An $80,000 weanling purchase by the globe-trotting multiple Group One winner Falbrav, Faltastic is a half-brother to five winners including the Group Two winning miler Delzao. His dam Amanusa – who was served last spring by Uncle Mo – hails from the family of stakes winners Simbolico, Glorious Way, Turtle Way, Emblem Boy and Impressive Stats.