David Feek's Yarn
It's not often that we get to enjoy the fabulous week of racing that is the Flemington Spring Carnival, however with no runners on Cup Day and Oaks Day we were able to take a few moments to enjoy some high quality racing that has made both Coral and I even hungrier to achieve success and be there on the big stage next year. Whilst our team remains a comfortable size we are starting to expand and strengthen our stable both on and off the track. The new property is ideally located and I believe the results over the last few months are a direct result of our operation thriving at the new facility.
It has been a progressive year for Feek Racing and we are thrilled with the way the new season has commenced. The team are running well and we have some nice young horses close to racing. We head to Cranbourne tomorrow night with Senor Alf, a horse with a lot of ability that has won three races from eighteen starts and steps up to the 2500m for the first time in his career. He has been a somewhat frustrating horse for Coral and I as he possess the ability to be racing at a better level than the BM64 he contests tomorrow night. The 4yo has had his fair share of setbacks and I think he'll really appreciate getting out to the 2500m. I am hoping to see 'Alf' really finish it off and hopefully graduate to a nice Moonee Valley Friday night assignment over the summer. Daniel Stackhouse partners Alf and he has a good association the horse who seems to run well for him.
On Monday we see the long awaited debut of 3yo MAGNORUM (Pic as a yearling), a 2016 Inglis Premier graduate. He was an encouraging winner of a jump out at Balnarring 10 days ago the big strong 3yo son of Magnus was selected and purchased by Coral and I for $70,000 at the Melbourne sale. He looks to have very good ability and I expect him to really thrive on whatever he does on debut on Monday. He is a horse I really have high aspirations for and I am hoping we can draw a nice gate on our home track. The gelding galloped strongly over 800m in company on the course proper at Mornington on Tuesday and did it comfortably on the bridle in a tick over 52secs. It was a perfect hit out for a horse heading in to his debut as a well educated and strong type.
Magnorum worked with the 6yo mare TIZSO WICKED, who was unfortunately scratched behind the barriers on Geelong Cup Day. She will trial again at Cranbourne next Tuesday and ideally head to Sandown over their two day carnival for a potential start at Listed grade.
We'll also take a couple of unraced commodities to the officials at Cranbourne next Tuesday including 3yo Hinchinbrook filly FIZGIG and 4yo Statue of Liberty mare LIBERTY EXPRESS. Both these horses are a month or so off running and they will come in at the right time of year when the top class carnival horses are having a break. We also have the promising I Am Invincible 3yo I AM VINNIE, a gelding who has shown us plenty of ability on the track and simply needed some time to mature and strengthen up. He could be an exciting type to keep the stable ticking over across the summer months. I will assess how this gelding comes through the next few days and I may hold off from the official trials and wait for the Balnarring jump outs instead.
As I said, Coral and I are pleased with how the team is travelling, some nice older horses racing in to form and some exiting new stock ready to step up.
Best of luck and enjoy the final day of the Carnival on Saturday!