An increase in winners from 2016/17, a Group 3 second and a select group of rising 2yo's has David and Coral Feek excited for what the 2018/19 Racing Season will bring. Coupled with exciting types I Am Vinnie and Legenda and the improving staying mare Zoffany Rose, and Feek Racing has plenty to look forward over the next 12 months.
'We were thrilled with the progress our stable made during the last season. It is not easy to build a stable overnight and David and I believe that it is important to continue to grow and build a brand that is respected and achieving results'. Said Coral Feek from their Mornington base.
'Dave and I are grateful for the support we receive from our owners and I think we are starting to see some results with a few nice horses now coming through the system'.
'I Am Vinnie looks to have city class ability and Legenda is on the path to the VRC Derby, should everything fall in to plan wth him. We also have Zoffany Rose who is a consistent staying mare and there are a group of nice young horses at home we are excited about'.
I Am Vinnie has come back a more seasoned galloper, where he has looked impressive on the Pakenham synthetic surface in three starts this time in.
'Vinnie is having a working holiday as I like to put it. He's had a week on the grass and will head to the water walker for a week to freshen up. He'll held his condition well and we'll see where he progresses to over the spring'. Said David Feek.
'He shows us city class ability (has always done at home) so we'll test the waters a bit over the coming months, providing he continues to improve. It is still a long way from winter form on the Synthetic to city class racing or even the Spring so it will be one step at a time'.
5yo staying mare Zoffany Rose heads to Bendigo on Wednesday for the BM64 over 2400m. After three conditioning runs the daughter of Zoffany looks ready to put her best foot forward in what looks an achievable assignment.
'She got to the 2400m quickly third up from a spell so that has really tightened her up and she's come on nicely for that run. I am expecting a highly competitive performance in what looks a fairly open race on Wednesday'. Said David
Last start winner Miss Entice is also approaching a return to racing while promising staying 3yo Legenda will kick off his VRC Derby campaign shortly after an educational debut at Sale back in June.
'Coral and I are not quite sure where he will fit in (Legenda), however he is a very nice staying type who has improved considerably with the race experience. We'll dream of making it to the VRC Derby, however it will be up to the horse to show us where he's at over the Spring'. Said Feek.
'We'll get him (Legenda) to a mile pretty quickly and follow the path that most of these lightly raced staying 3yo's take over the spring. Regardless of where we get to, he'll be a lovely autumn 3yo and we'll simply let the horse do the talking this preparation.
Team Feek have a number of lightly race commodities working through their paces and as they approach the trials and a return to racing we'll keep you posted on their progress and all the upcoming plans.