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By Graham Potter | Saturday, July 23, 2022

Fast Talking has been a revelation since being given a freshen up by trainer David Vandyke in mid-June.

The seven-year-old daughter of Walking Or Dancing won two-in-a-row … on June 22, in a BM72 over 2070m, and on July 2, in a BM 80 over 1800m … before narrowly being denied a hat trick of wins when having to settle for second place behind Barade in a BM85 over 2030m at Doomben on July 13.

Ten days later though, Fast Talking was back in the winners’ enclosure to ramp up her recent record to three wins from her last four starts.

This time her success came in a BM90 contest over 2200m at Doomben on July 23 in heavy going where she dominated both the betting (starting as the hot favourite at $1.60 in the five-horse field) and the race itself (winning by a decisive 2.50 length margin).

Fast Talking’s regular jockey Kyle Wilson-Taylor, who was having his fifth successive ride on the mare, again did the honours in the saddle, carrying out his task to perfection.

Wilson-Taylor had Fast Talking in a comfortable second spot, tracking the leader, the $5 chance Hostage Of War, for the first 1400m of the race.

When Seat Of Power ($5.50) went past Fast Talking, improving his position to go up and keep Hostage Of War company at the head of affairs, Wilson-Taylor remained unfazed by that move and he remained happy to allow Fast Talking to roll along in third place at that stage … that is, until the field straightened for home.

Now three wide, after switching across the heels of the leaders, Wilson-Taylor set Fast Talking about her business and she went through her gears smoothly enough to produce a race winning finish as she surged to the lead mid-straight and on to a clearcut and very satisfying victory.

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