It’s an interesting 72 hours ahead for the Feek Racing team with logistics playing a big role in managing runners at Warrnambool and Pakenham Thursday, before Moonee Valley Friday night and Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day.
Tomorrow is the start of a very busy day with LADY JACKIO lining up in the Maiden Plate over 1700m at Warrnambool before Miss Polanski steps out in the 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate over 1400m at the Pakenham night meeting.
Promising mare Lady Jackio was knocking on the door after her fast finishing third at just her second career start before having excuses last start when 5th of 10 at Pakenham on 31 January.
‘She (Lady Jackio) pulled up sore in the left shoulder last start and there were genuine excuses for the performance’. Said David Feek from Mornington.
‘The Physio has had a few sessions with the filly and she appears to be back to 100% now. Her work on Saturday morning was solid and the 1700m should really suit, Coral and I are expecting an improved performance in what has come up a fairly solid maiden’.
‘It’s likely she’ll go for a spell after tomorrow and whilst she’s a work in progress we believe we’ll have a nice 2000m plus horse next preparation' .
Miss Polanksi another lightly raced commodity who continues to be a work in progress for Team Feek, heads to the wide open spaces at Pakenham once again as she comes back in trip after what David Feek described as a messy race last time over the 1600m.
‘It was a run to forget last time out and with Daniel Stackhouse going onboard we’re optimistic this filly can return to the form we saw two starts ago at the same track and trip’. Said David Feek
‘We’ve come back in trip a furlong as she was a little keen last time at the mile and the 1400m tempo should just help her relax a little better. With even luck she can be in the hunt even with the race really holding up well at acceptances’.
On Friday night the team head to Moonee Valley with 5yo gelding Senor Alf, who is third up since returning to racing in early January.
‘Alf has had one run at Moonee Valley for a very good 4th in tougher company, he gets down in the weights and can improve third up after 6 months off’. Said Coral Feek after working the gelding at Mornington.
‘He’s a horse we’ve earmarked to potentially go jumping this winter, so as long as he can continue to be competitive on the flat we think he’ll make a nice type over the jumps in time’.
The busy few days rounds out with last start winner Legenda tackling the big stage in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield (1800m). After his tough first up winner over the mile at Colac 10 Days ago the ownership group decided to roll the dice and see how this son of Congrats measures up in stakes company over 1800m and against his own age group.
‘As you’d expect it looks a tough assignment for a Colac maiden winner to come to town and win a Group 2, however he’s not the only one in the race attempting the same feat and he’s trained on well since that tough first up win against the older horses’.
‘One thing is for sure he’ll run the 1800m out strongly and if he can be competitive we might have an SA Derby type on our hands. Hopefully from gate 6 we can conserve some energy early and give ourselves ever chance to be competitive’.
‘Nonetheless it will be an exciting experience and I don’t think the horse will disgrace himself’.
Best of luck to all our connections over the coming days.