CARRYING less equipment in his races appears to be working wonders for He Aint Fakin.
Considered the best among Chris Frisby’s two-year-olds early in the season, He Aint Fakin scored upon debut before failing to live up to expectations.
Following the colt’s unplaced performance in the Bathurst Gold Crown Final last March the astute trainer decided to make some changes.
Since returning as a gelding, He Aint Fakin is unbeaten from two starts, including a soft win at Albion Park last night.
“I thought he was the pick of the bunch early on, but he just wasn’t putting in enough,” Frisby said. “After his run in the Crown I decided to get him gelding.
“That and a bit of time off has done him wonders as he has come back a lot more focused and like a racehorse.
“He won first-up in 1:52.7 and then scored with ease eight days later so I’m pretty happy with him.”
With Anthony Frisby in the cart, He Aint Fakin began quickly from barrier two but was unable to hold out Captain Cusader which led from gate seven.
Enjoying the run of the race behind the pacemaker, He Aint Fakin was angled into the clear at the top of the home straight before sprinting to a three-metre win from Stoker Ace, with Jasper a neck away third.
“That will be his last run up here,” Frisby said. “He’ll go home now and have one more start before tackling the Breeders’ Challenge heats in Dubbo in a couple of weeks.”
Rating 1:56 over 1660 metres, the son of Art Major provided the Frisbys with the opening leg of a running double.
Also racing over 1660 metres, Uncle Jord was caught three-wide from barrier six before working to the lead as early pacemaker Imasportsstar was eased to take a trail.
Forced to dig deep along the home straight, Uncle Jord staved off a late challenge from Amazing Dream to score by a half-neck, with Imasportsstar a neck away third in 1:52.3.
“I’m very pleased with his run,” Frisby said. “He’ll stay up here a little while longer and hopefully pick up another win or two.”