Thursday's double header at Kilmore and Pakenham has Feek Racing chasing its next winner when the three girls, Liberty Express, Miss Entice and Tizso Wicked line up in a busy afternoon/evening of racing for the team.
4yo mare Liberty Express heads to Kilmore tomorrow in search of softer going after jarring up at Stony Creek at her last start. After significant rain earlier in the week the track remains at a Soft 7 rating and with cool weather expected through to tomorrow night it likely this daughter of Statue of Liberty will get her chance to perform up to the levels David and Coral have seen in this mare at home.
'She (Liberty Express) was sound on debut before jarring up badly at Stony Creek when I thought she was ready to run a race' Said David Feek on Tuesday.
'The Soft going will suit her and Lachie King will take an extra 1.5kg off her back which can only help. The form from her debut race has been very strong and I am confident with a bit of luck from Gate 9 we wills see a much improved performance from the mare tomorrow'.
'She tuned up for the run with an easy half mile gallop at Mornington on Saturday morning where she worked with the filly going around at Pakenham later in the day tomorrow. It was a nice easy gallop from a mare who heads in to her third run fit and with the race experience'.
Liberty Express goes around in Race 4 at 3pm over 1112m.
Across the other side of town Miss Entice and Tizso Wicked line up in races 1 and 6 respectively at Pakenham tomorrow night. Miss Entice, a 3yo filly by Dash for Cash is first up over 1200m since her debut in August last year. The full sister to former top Victorian stayer Boom N Zoom will aim to build towards a staying campaign as she heads in to the back end of her Classic year. The 1200m will be too short for her tomorrow night and she will continue to improve as the gets out to 1600m plus later in the preparation.
'We gave her an educational run at the end of her winter preparation just to give her that race day experience. She took a lot of physical and mental benefit from that and has come back in great order. I would ideally like to work towards a South Australian Oaks campaign with her if everything went to plan this time in'. Said an upbeat David Feek
'She has a long way to go before we even consider those better 3yo fillies staying races, however I have a good opinion of this filly and am looking forward to watching her progress over the Autumn'.
Later in the evening the quality mare Tizso Wicked will line up in the $30,000 Apprentices Cup (BM70) after being freshened up since not running out the strong 1600m at Caulfield last start. After showing David and Coral she might be looking for a bit of ground the team reassessed her plans when beaten 7L at Caulfield on the first twilight meeting.
'I have freshened her up since the 17th (January) and put the blinkers on for tomorrow's race' Said David from his Mornington base.
'She will appreciate a bit of give in the track tomorrow night and she looks amazing in the coat. The horse has done terribly well since Caulfield and I think back in trip we will see a much better run. From barrier 3 we can sit handy and there's plenty of galloping room at Pakenham so she should get her chance in a very open but achievable race.
Top young apprentice Tom Stockdale rides and takes a nice 2kg off the allocated 58kg in the feature race on the card.