With seven wins already this season and sitting on a healthy 18% strike rate, Feek Racing will be looking for the momentum to continue over the coming days when the girls take centre stage at Pakenham and Moonee Valley.
After five winners during 2016/17 it is fair to say the team at Feek Racing are excited about what lies ahead, having already eclipsed last seasons achievements just 14 weeks in to 2017/18 and with plenty more ammunition to come.
'It's been a wonderful start to the 2017/18 for Feek Racing'. Said David Feek from Balnarring this morning.
'Last season we were thrilled with our progress having 24% of our runners filling a top 3 spot. However, this season we've really taken it to a new level with 7 winners to date and a healthy 18% win strike rate (37% place)'.
After the debut win of Magnorum at Mornington on Monday Feek Racing has ventured to Cranbourne to the official trials and Balnarring for the jump outs, with the attention swinging to three runners over the next 48 hours.
To commence proceeding's 4yo mare Miamba Miss heads to Pakenham on Thursday night to contest the Four-Years-Old and Upwards Maiden over 1200m. Daniel Stackhouse takes the ride after piloting the mare first up at Seymour a fortnight ago.
'She has improved since the first up performance and from barrier 5 we should be able to settle a touch closer in the run and be within striking distance'.
'We have had a bit of a look at the field and the Price and Waller runners look hard to beat. However, I am happy with how our mare has galloped for this and I think she can run well'.
Just 24 hours later and the team will be looking to fill two legs of the early quaddie at Moonee Valley on Friday night when Zoffany Rose lines up in Race 2 over 3000m and Tizso Wicked in Race 4 over 1000m.
Zoffany Rose returns to the scene of her luckless last start third over 2500m and takes on the 3000m trip for the first time. 6yo mare Tizso Wicked was withdrawn at the barriers after becoming fractious shortly before the field was ready to jump in the Listed Black Pearl on Geelong Cup Day. Jess Eaton will be looking for an early double when she partners both mares and heads in to the meeting in career best form.
'I thought Zoffany (Rose) was unlucky not to get the prize there last start and she finished the 2500m off strongly enough to indicate the 3000m would suit. If she runs the trip out strongly I think she is a winning chance'. Said an upbeat David Feek after acceptances.
'From barrier 5 Jess can just settle somewhere forward of midfield and hopefully start to roll in to the race from the school and outstay them'.
The racing week rounds out for Team Feek with talented mare Tizso Wicked finally set to make her debt for the stable after being a late withdrawal on Geelong Cup Day. The 6yo is a 5-time winner (9 minor placings) from just 27 starts and is up against what looks a fairly deep Benchmark 70 field.
'The race has held up well so it looks a highly competitive affair. However our mare is in gate 2 and won't have to do any work in running'. Said David Fee.
'She will improve off whatever she does on Friday night but I think she can be competitive with some luck from the inside draw'.
It's another busy 48 hours for Feek Racing as the team seek their 8th winner for 2017/18...so far.