We are treated to a rare midweek meeting at Caulfield on Wednesday with a solid twilight meeting commencing at 4pm and rounding out with the last race at 8pm. Heading to the Heath after a few weeks between runs is the consistent mare TIZSO WICKED. The 6yo daughter of Duporth returns to the races after a very credible fourth at Warwick Farm on the 23rd of December (Replay below). With Jess Eaton set to claim 3kg off the allocated top-weight of 61kg Tizso Wicked looks to be very well paced coming back in grade and stepping up to the mile for the first time for the stable. From barrier 2 Jess can simply land where she is comfortable and hold her position somewhere close to the lead - securing a lovely run in transit for her first go at the mile. The early markets suggest she is in for a solid showing on Wednesday with most opening up the mare second favourite at 7.50 in what is a very wide market.
'She does exceptionally well around the stable and I am very happy with how she's freshened up with the 3-weeks between runs'. Said David Feek from his Mornington base.
'I have only begun to go through the form in what is a typically open fillies and mares metropolitan race, however on paper I feel she is going to be highly competitive out to the mile for the first time'.
Tizso Wicked has won up to 1300m so far in her career, however since coming to Feek Racing in the second half of 2017, David and Coral have always believed the mare will be suited getting out to 1600m and beyond. Wednesday's event is the perfect opportunity for Tizso Wicked to tackle the mile and hopefully press her case for future middle distance races at metropolitan level.
With the 8pm finish at Caulfield on Wednesday night (in reality a 10pm finish for Feek Racing) the team faces a busy day with the Pakenham jumps outs kicking off at 730am that morning. Import, and new arrival, RAPID APPROACH has his first look at the trials when he steps out over 1000m in the last of the course proper heats. The 8yo entire commenced his career Europe (Ireland) running against the likes of Hong Kong superstar Beauty Flame before a transfer to Singapore and Malaysia as his owners moved abroad. The son of New Approach is a 3-time winner from just 18 lifetime starts and after 18 months off the scene he is going to need some time to come to hand.
Earlier, 3yo's I AM VINNIE and MISS ENTICE will trial over a half mile in preparation for upcoming assignments. Vinnie returns to the trials after his debut at Mornington on the 27th of December, where he struggled with the firm track and hot conditions on a day that proved difficult for most horses. Whilst he has picked up nicely since the debut, David and Coral will assess how the son of I Am Invincible comes through Wednesday's jump out before deciding where to next for his second career start.
Miss Entice, on the other hand, is starting to wind up for a return to racing. The daughter of Dash for Cash made a sound debut at Pakenham back in August and returns to racing in the second half of her 3yo season having physically improved from the experience. She may still need one more before heading to the races but is a filly to follow from the stable, having impressed the Feek's throughout her preparation so far.
A busy 24 hours will round out with Mercury Rocks returning to racing over 1400m at Pakenham on Thursday after last racing in October. The son of THEROCK will be better as he gets out to 1600m + however he has prepped up well for the team and will run a solid race for connections when first up on Thursday. Acceptances for the race come out on Tuesday morning.