4yo gelding Senor Alf is approaching a return to racing and if a Balnarring jump out last week (video below) is any guide the big chestnut is in for a big Autumn and Winter campaign. The son of European champion Zoffany has not raced since the 10th of November last year, where he stepped out to the 2400m for the first time in his career. With a nice break over the late spring Senor Alf returned to the stables in early 2018 with one goal firmly in mind for his forthcoming campaign, the famous May Warrnambool Carnival.
'He has a great group of owners this horse, so we sat down and looked at a couple of realistic options in the Autumn. The Warrnambool Carnival looked ideal and it fits right in with his program'. Said David Feek
'We'll give him a run in mid April and then head to Warrnambool second up where he'll have the benefit of some race fitness. We've given him a couple of jump outs and I was really pleased with his effort at Balnarring last week against the Open Class horses. He was very strong to the line without being asked'.
'He has had his share of management issues throughout his career, however the horse looks to be more confident in his work and he's certainly matured even further with the recent spell'.
Senor Alf will head to Pakenham next Thursday night to kick off his preparation in the Benchmark 64 over 1400m, and all going well David and Coral Feek will quickly turn their attention to Day 2 of the big May Carnival where the 1700m looks the ideal second up target for the big chestnut!
'It would be a huge thrill for the owners and for Feek Racing if we could get him to Warrnambool firing on all cylinders'. Said Coral Feek after completing a piece of work on the Gelding this morning.
'He has definitely come back in as good a shape as we've ever had him, so hopefully he can bring that to race day and enjoy a successful campaign.
You can watch Senor Alf jump out at Warrnambool below - Chestnut in Feek Racing Silks.