Our 2017 NZ Ready to Run Filly ‘Dolly’ has settled in to the Mornington Peninsula environment extremely well and is only a few weeks off her first Australian jump out according to co-trainer David Feek.
'We went to the New Zealand Ready to Run Sale in November last year, looking for an affordable filly to join our racing stock'. Said Feek after watching Dolly work at Mornington.
'She's an October foal so she's already well developed physically and I expect her to really come on quite a lot from this Autumn preparation heading in to her 3yo season. She is a nice filly who is showing us some promise at home on the track'.
'Coral and I don't rush any our horses through the system, we like to let them tell us how they are coping both physically and mentally. We will get Dolly to a trial in the middle of May and assess from there. She looks a promising type who we hope will shape up in the spring as a 3yo'.
'Dolly' is by the Group 1 winning son of Redoute's Choice in Nadeem, who claimed the Blue Diamond as a 2yo and has gone on to sire the likes of Group 1 winner Sterling City and multiple group winner Target in Sight.
The Dam, Dolly's Wig is a half sister to Mighty Lucky and has produced one foal to race so far, Zigwig, a Listed winning daughter of Zacinto who has shown its versatility in winning from 1200m - 2100m. Mighty Lucky is an 8-time winning son of Casino Prince who further demonstrates the versatility of the family, having won at stakes level from 1300m up to 2000m and amassing over $700,000 in prize-money.
Dolly's page is littered with other stakes performer's, including the former top 2yo Chance Bye and the 6-time stakes winner High Rolling, who was a precocious son of that placed in Sydney's Golden Slipper lead ups the Pago Pago and Skyline Stakes.
Purchased for just $25,000 NZD Team Feek are hoping Dolly can continue the good fortune of her family and develop in to a quality filly and mare on the race track herself.