Feek Racing took a nice team of horses to nearby Balnarring racecourse on Friday for a productive morning of jump outs. There were a couple of nice unraced commodities getting a feel for things as they took a trip away from the familiar surrounds of Mornington and a lightly raced mare who showed she won't be a maiden for long with an encouraging trial.
First up for the team was 2016 Inglis Premier graduate Magnorum, who won Heat 3 of the morning in good fashion. The big strong 3yo son of Magnus was selected and purchased by David Feek for $70,000 at the Melbourne sale and he was asked to have a good solid hit out in preparation for a potential debut at Mornington on 13 November.
Watch his heat here if video does not load - 1st - https://youtu.be/tQW0msV8Tek
'He shows good natural speed from the gates and today we wanted to teach him to really lengthen out and respond. He did that nicely and looks capable of getting to the races this time in' Said an upbeat David Feek from Balnarring.
We'll see how he comes through the next few days and monitor his progress. The option on his home track on the 13th (Nov) really suits. He has the makings of a nice horse'.
Next up was the lightly race mare Miamba Miss in Heat 4, a daughter of Therock who has raced just three times for two minor placings. She stepped out over 1000m for a very soft heat and cruised around the tight track comfortably under a good hold. She worked to the line very encouragingly for second and will come right on from that trial in preparation for a potential start at Seymour on Thursday in the 1200m Fillies and Mares.
Click here to Miamba Miss if video does not load - 2nd - https://youtu.be/npr8D5lXjRg
'She has come to us and races in the same colours as Mercury Rocks. I thought she trialled very well here today and will look to go to Seymour for a 1200m race providing we get some cut in the ground.' Said David Feek after the trial
'She looks capable of getting her maiden out of the way soon and I think she can progress through the grades a little providing we don't get too firm a track'.
Last up for Team Feek was a progressive type by the name of Legenda, who was having just an educational trial over 750m. This 2yo son of Congrats had a fairly soft time of it as David and Coral looked to get some key education in to him before he returns to the paddock for the break and in preparation for an autumn 2yo campaign.
Watch Legenda trial here - 3rd - https://youtu.be/-qafCsTCi6U
'He is a good tempered colt who was having a soft educational hit out here today'. An upbeate Feek said afterwards
'He tacked on well and caught my eye late in the heat. He has a good racing brain and will improve a lot from the experience'.
'I'll give him a 900m trial against the older horses at Mornington and see what he does. He is still a prep away but I like what I am seeing from him at this stage.
'Every time we ask this colt to do a little more he's just steps up, he is unfazed and copes with the workload. He has a great attitude and that will take him a long way'.