If there's ever been an advertisement for patience, placement and persistence then MISS ENTICE is the perfect example. The Daughter of Dash for Cash broke her maiden in impressive fashion at Cranbourne on Friday night, leading throughout under a brilliant Noel Callow ride. Having her sixth career start the 3yo sister to former top stayer Boom N Zoom was stepping out over the 1600m for the third time in her short career. After jumping away cleanly Noel just let the filly slide to the front, before control the tempo throughout and going to record a convincing win in the small but competitive field.
'She's (Miss Entice) bred to get a trip, however she is still maturing and Coral and I are in no rush to get her out beyond the 1600m. The trip has suited up until now as she's still learning her craft and putting it all together'. Said David Feek after the win.
'We are thrilled to get the maiden out of the way. She shows a bit of promise and I think she will make a handy staying mare, particularly at 4 once she's had more time to mature'.
Miss Entice made her debut back in August last year as an early season 3yo, however David and Coral Feek sent her straight to the paddock after gaining some important race day experience, knowing the filly would come back stronger in the autumn.
'We wanted to give her that race day experience as an early 3yo as she was ready to go to the races. That allowed us to give her a nice break over the spring - knowing she would come back bigger and stronger in 2018'. Said the Feek's.
After a coupe of luckless performances leading in to Friday night, it was an easy watch for Team Feek as she never looked in doubt once finding the front for Callow.
Watch Noel Callow and Miss Entice toy with their rivals at Cranbourne on Friday night.
A big 24 hours was almost capped off in style as the ultra-consistent VICIOUS fought hard all the way down the Werribee straight to go down by a nose to favourite Smooth Hustler in the final event on the card yesterday.
The 5yo gelding was close to capping off a big day for regular stable ride Clayton Douglas, who had seven rides for two wins and two placings. It was Vicious seventh start for the preparation with the son of Nicconi notching up his fourth second placing to go with another third and a coupe of luckless runs in between.
'He has been ultra consistent this time in and he deserves to break through. I thought at the 200m today was going to his day, however he'll win one soon enough, he's in great physical and metal shape for a 5yo'. Said David Feek from Werribee.
Watch Vicious go within a nose of making it a 24-hour double for Feek Racing.