It's a busy end to the financial year for Feek Racing with Pakenham Jump Outs under thick fog today followed by Albert's Lass racing at Geelong Friday and a team nominated at Sale on Sunday.
The winter team is well and truly in to the their campaigns with 2yo's Legenda and Dolly's Mixture both making their debuts over the last fortnight. Congrats gelding Legenda was an encouraging 4L sixth in his debut at Sale in what looks like being a good form race, while Dolly, a NZ Ready to Run purchase, enjoyed no luck in her debut at Geelong on the Heavy track last week.
'Both our 2yo's were quite sound in their debuts, as I expected. I liked the way Legenda really stuck to the task and he will come through that with plenty of confidence, I think he has quite a bit of staying ability'. Said David Feek
'He (Legenda) looks a very promising 3yo staying type. We'll give him a few weeks off and then potentially chance our arm in the Spring and maybe dream of a Derby start'.
'Dolly was well beaten however I was pleased with her debut. It was a strong maiden and she was not knocked about late by Dunn (Dwayne). She was in the worst part of the track and it's never easy to debut in those conditions. I thought she showed good gate speed and did everything right, Coral and I expect she will improve significantly off that experience.'
'Dolly will have a good few weeks between runs and we will look to take her back to the races in mid-July'.
After flashing home late first up at Pakenham on 12 June, I Am Vinnie heads to that track for a nice hit out on the synthetic in today's jump outs. The improving son of I Am Invincible will head to either Sale this Sunday (tentative) or back to Pakenham on the 8th of July for a similar assignment to his first up run.
'I am undecided on Vinnie at this stage, he'll either go to Sale on Sunday or we'll wait a week and come back here (Pakenham) for a race on the synthetic. He seems to have a liking for the surface so it's likely we'll wait and come here. You'd think he'd be hard to beat of that first up run'. Said Coral Feek from the Pakenham Jump Outs this morning.
Another Feek Racing runner knocking on the door is talented mare Albert's Lass. The 4yo heads to Geelong on Friday with Damien Oliver booked to ride in the Class 1 over 1900m. The lightly raced daughter of Magic Albert has had two runs back from a spell and looks ready to peak third up in a race that's shaping up as an achievable assignment. With the 1900m start an awkward one on the Synthetic today's barrier draw will be all important.
Another mare who continues to improve for Team Feek is Zoffany Rose. The 4yo is scratched from today's Moonee Valley mid week meeting and will instead head to Geelong next Tuesday fort an easier assignment over 1900m.
'She's (Zoffany) only second up off a good break and I felt the Geelong option was the better way to go then today. We will have plenty of time to target those staying races at the Valley and there is further improvement to come off today'. Said David Feek
Zoffany Rose returned to racing at Pakenham at the end of May after a breakout campaign in the second half of 2017 where the daughter of Zoffany was city placed and a multiple winner.
As one financial year ends, another one begins and Feek Racing are continuing to build momentum through the winter months with a nice team looking to capitalise on a promising few weeks on the track.