Things are about to get real busy for Feek Racing with five runners set to jump out at Mornington on Wednesday. With Miss Entice, Vicious and more recently Senor Alf keeping the runners ticking over throughout March and April, Feek Racing will look to add to its winter racing stock with a couple of debutants reaching the pointy end of their programs and a few more seasoned gallopers getting close to kicking off their campaigns.
The unraced pair of SWIRL and NZ Ready to Run Filly ‘Dolly’ will step out over 600m on the course proper at Mornington on Wednesday, while the well related half to the Group winner Montaulk, LEGENDA, will trial over 900m.
'We are moving in to an exciting few months in the stable with a few unraced types getting closer to their race day debuts. Whether or not they all make it to the races this time in will depend on how well they cope over the next few weeks. Regardless, it's great to have them trialling this week with a few of our raced brigade'. Said David Feek from Mornington.
'Dolly, our NZ Ready to Run purchase, is a nice filly who is showing us some promise at home on the track. She will benefit a lot from the experience on Wednesday and we'll see how she copes with it all'.
'Swirl will be having her second ever trial and we'll aim to get our barrier certificate on Wednesday as well. She's a progressive filly who will also improve from the hit out, another one we'll just monitor how she handles the occasion'.
'Legenda will have his first hit out for the preparation over 900m as Coral and I feel he'll appreciate that trip and tempo more so than the shorter 600m trials on Wednesday. He's a half to Montauk who is a Group 3 winner over 2000m, so whatever he does in his trials will only benefit him going forward'.
The other two fro Team Feek at Mornington's jumo outs on Wednesday are the talented staying mare ZOFFANY ROSE and lightly raced 3yo I AM VINNIE. 'Zoe' as Zoffany Rose is know around the stables, will step out over 900m in her second conditioning trial for the preparation and isn't far off heading to the races. The 4yo mare was city placed over 2500m last time in and will be looking to breakthrough in town over the winter months as she gets out to her favoured staying trips.
I Am Vinnie, a son of the all conquering I Am Invincible, will have his first jump out since his debut run back in December when he stretches out over 900m in Heat 7 on Wednesday. After an encouraging spring preparation 'Vinnie' went to the races for his debut in late December, on a day when the hot conditions, northerly wind and very firm going were not to his liking.
'Vinnie is an interesting horse. He has shown us good ability at home and at the trials last time in and we never really got a guide off his debut performance in trying conditions. His work suggests he is going to win races and its just a matter of him gaining further experience and learning his craft'. Said Feek.
'We won't ask him to do much in his first trial on Wednesday. He'll just stretch out where he is comfortable in his action and come back in a couple of weeks for a more serious hit out before heading to the races. We should see this horse at the races in late May'.
The first of Team Feek's jump outs commences with Zoffany Rose in Heat 2 at 815am. Stay tuned for a post trial report from David and Coral Feek and replays of al the runners.