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By Graham Potter | Saturday, July 2, 2022

The David Vandyke stable wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard in July, courtesy of a facile win by Fast Talking in a BM80 Handicap over 1800 in the opening race on the card on Caloundra Cup Day at the stable’s home track at the Sunshine Coast on July 2.

The son of Walking Or Dancing has been enjoying a resurgence in form since relocating to the Vandyke stable with this latest win being the third victory in six starts for Vandyke by the rejuvenated seven-year-old.

It was also his second win in a row following his success in a BM72 Handicap over 2070m in his previous outing.

Kyle Wilson-Taylor, who was having his third successive ride on Fast Talking ($5.50), slowly brought his mount across from a wide barrier in an unhurried fashion to ultimately settle in sixth place, some four to five lengths off the lead in the early part.

Fast Talking was still caught three wide at that stage and, after taking stock of the situation, Wilson-Taylor elected to push forward into third and then second place by the time the field went through the 1000m mark.

Once there, Wilson-Taylor was content to let the tearaway leader Hostage Of War ($9) go at the head of affairs, but that deficit was down to just three lengths by the time the field straightened for home.

Fast Talking was now in the pound seats, and he was the first to go past the tiring Hostage Of war, claiming the lead approaching the 200m mark.

The job was not done yet though and Wilson-Taylor had to stay vigorous in the saddle for another 150m to ensure that Fast Talking kept the now hard chasing trio of Without Thinking ($4.60), Jakama ($6) and Badoosh back in the minor placings.

It was only over the last 50m, with the race won, that Wilson-Taylor was able to take his foot off the accelerator as Fast Talking went to the line with a comfortable two length margin in hand.

Overall, Fast Talking now boast a record of eight wins (with eleven minor placings) from forty-four starts with $336 090 banked in prize-money.

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