With stable star Kiss Sum in the paddock Tracey Bartley is relying on some of his other up and comers to get the job done on his home track this Thursday.
Bartley saddles up promising three-year-old Frosbie and consistent mare Lady Superspy at the club’s Go Electrical Race Day, and believes they are both primed to win.
“It was a frustrating preparation with Kiss Sum, so we’ve put him out for a spell. The preparation went a bit pear shaped with him being balloted out of a few races and because of that having too many trials,” Bartley said.
“We’ll bring him back for the Autumn. I haven’t got anything specific in mind but there are plenty of races and he’s good enough to measure up.”
So, with Kiss Sum taking a well-earned rest, Bartley’s focus is now on the rest of his team and he’s confident both his runners at Wyong can get the job done. Frosbie, a three-year-old by Scissor Kick was a bargain buy at just $8000 and has surprised Bartley with his ability.
He debuted at Port Macquarie on November 10 over 1200m and although finishing fourth, was only half a length off the winner.
He followed that run up with a third over 1350m at Wyong on November 24 and again wasn’t far off the winner.
He has drawn favourably in barrier five for the Midway Maiden and will be ridden by Serg Lisnyy.
“His run was terrific the other day and he’s ready to win. He’s going really well,” Bartley said.
“He’s drawn better this time and Serg has been on him both starts so knows him well. He probably needs a bit further, 1400m on a bigger track, but I couldn’t find a suitable race.
“He wasn’t an expensive horse and he’s got potential. I think his two runs have been really good and he’s quite surprised us actually.”
Bartley is equally impressed with his stable mate Lady Superspy and considers the mare a strong winning chance.
He will be hoping to book end the meeting, with the five-year-old lining up in the last race, the Provincial BM64 over 1600m.
With two wins and six placings from just 14 starts, Lady Superspy continues to impress her trainer.
“She’s on a bit of a backup from Gosford the other day and I’ve gone back to a senior rider with Kerrin (McEvoy). I’m just going to get him to put her more up on the speed rather than getting back on her.
“She got back too far last start and she’s got the speed to be up there somewhere. She’s a nice mare and I think she will win in town.”
The first of seven races gets underway at 1.50pm.
RACE 1 – 1.50pm: LEDVANCE – HPM – LEGRAND – PRYSMIAN – MAGER MIDWAY MAIDEN (1350m): 1 SIR GODRIC, 2 Frosbie, 3 Semper Invictus, 4 Ahead Of The GameRACE 2 – 2.25pm: SHARKRACK CLASS 1 & MAIDEN (2100m): 1VINCENZO, 2 Who’s In Winny, 3 Mum’s The Boss, 4 Tina’s Rock
RACE 3 – 3.05pm: THORN – OMEGA POWER – PSA – SCHNEIDER MAIDEN (1600m): 1 JAMROCK, 2 Tekapo, 3 Apache Jewel, 4 Kaisa
RACE 4 – 3.40pm: RED SMOKE ALARMS – OMNI – LEVY AGENCIES – IPD MAIDEN (1000m): 1 ANAVINCI, 2 Cardone, 3 Ishani, 4 Fangoria
RACE 5 – 4.20pm: MATCHMASTER – EVOLT – TRADER – APP CLASS 1 (1200m): 1 SHINES, 2 California Press, 3 Captain George, 4 Ponca
RACE 6 – 4.55pm: HANECO BM64 HANDICAP (1000m): 1 MEOD, 2 Tsarina Sophia, 3 Midnight Oasis, 4 Boomsong
RACE 7 – 5.30pm: GENERAL TRADE SUPPLIERS PROVINCIAL BM64 (1600m): 1DA NANG STAR, 2 Lady Superspy, 3 Oakfield Warpaint, 4 Mussenphere