A decision by trainers David and Coral Feek to run at Sandown's mid-week meeting tomorrow will hopefully prove to be a right one, after the mare put in a strong gallop at Mornington over the weekend prompting the husband and wife team to tackle the city option. With races in Adelaide this weekend and Victoria next week co-trainer David Feek initially thought tomorrow's mid-week metropolitan meeting would come up too strong for Zoffany Rose, however an assessment post acceptances has the Feek Racing team hopeful that the daughter of Zoffany can run competitively in the big field over 2400m.
'I initially put the nomination hoping the numbers would be a bit light on, however when they released nominations late last week I thought the race might be a touch too strong'. Said David Feek from Mornington.
'We decided to take an acceptance after she galloped so well and after assessing the final field I think we can run a competitive race. There are two to three leading chances and then the race falls away quite a bit. We are up in grade off her last start, however Coral and I feel the horses is racing better than her form suggests, its a Benchmark 64 and we're rated 61 so we are reasonably well placed on paper having been comptetive at this grade in town before'.
'She is fifth up and hard fit for the 2400m, and importantly she has improved off her last run. When you go back through her last couple of preparations she has taken a number of runs to find form, it's quite remarkable really.'
'I'd like to see her settle a touch closer in the run from barrier 6, which will hopefully put us in to the race at the right stage. It wouldn't surprise me to see her run a strong race tomorrow with a bit of luck in running.
Zoffany Rose will line up in Race 7 at 355pm, jump from barrier 6 in the big field with Ben Thompson to ride at 56.5kg.