Roman Fizz Sizzles!
Jul 17, 2015
A horse did not want to show his best as a colt, Roman Fizz has hit the track running as a gelding - first up at Pakenham on Friday racing away to an impressive 3 1/4 length victory.
Having his first run since mid-February, the three-year-old put on public display what he has always shown at home.
"He trialled really well last time in but was disappointing once he got to the races," Jade Matthews said.
"But he has been coming along nicely this preparation - he is a new man!"
Roman Fizz is a real favourite around the stable, the son of the in-form Magnus endearing himself to people with his lovely laid-back attitude.
"He has always been such a quiet horse, he has a very sweet nature and he is lovely to have around."
Still a bit green, wanting to have a look around once he got to the front, Roman Fizz did show plenty of professionalism when bursting through the gap once it came.
"He quickened really well," said Matthew Allen, noting that the lightly raced bay "just wanted to shy a bit at the big screen."
Allen was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the victory, saying that "he has been trialling well but we just thought he might have needed the run today."
"So he will improve fitness wise."
A bargain $30,000 Melbourne Premier purchase by one of the stable's favourite stallions, Roman Fizz is raced by a large and happy group consisting of Barb Gallaher, Prudence Corrigan, Cory Laforgia, Pasquale Laforgia Jnr, Pasquale Laforgia Snr, Allan Price, Ms R Polin, T Kent, Colin Charteris, Adam Potter, Robert Martin, Bernie Wild, Scott Angel, M Gribble, Ekard (manager John Eklund), Magoda Racing (manager Cheryl McCarthy), Squash (manager J Brownley) and Wheres The Foxhat (manager Steven Hobson).
It was the first winner for Cheryl McCarthy since she left the stables to follow her son to the United States where he secured a basketball scholarship. She stayed up late to tune in from afar and we could hear the cheering from here!
A half-brother to the Listed winner Testamarriage, Roman Fizz is out of the four times winning Noalcoholic mare Lemon Soda, half-sister to the stakes placed Victory River, dam of the Oakleigh Plate winner Reactive.