Have Faith In Me scrapes home

02 December 2017 20:01:28 GMTPlus11

Have Faith In Me produced his best performance in a long time to book his place in the Inter Dominion Championships Final at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

After finishing ninth and fifth in his first two qualifiers, a win looked to be the gelding's only chance of forging his way into the Final.

However, despite finishing second to stablemate Lazarus, Have Faith In Me just managed to scrape into the $1.1million final.

The final could turn out to be his last performance in Australia as Have Faith In Me may be heading to the northern hemisphere.

American interests have made an offer for the multiple Group One, which became the fastest standardbred south of the equator with his 1:47.5 triumph in the 2016 Miracle Mile.

Co-trainer Mark Purdon confirmed a bid to purchase the son of Bettors Delight, is on the table.

"He is under offer," Purdon said. "At this stage we will be keeping him until the end of the series. There are certain things the interested buyers want to get done such as vet checks before commit to buying him.

"He will love it in America on their tracks over speed trips."

Speaking before last night's heat, he added: "I think racing in America is the right move for him. He just hasn't got back to that form he showed when he won the Miracle Mile and he could be better suited there."

It seems as though Purdon may have spoken too soon and the pacer's confidence seem to be back are his impressive run at the WA track.

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