As a flood of horses begin to make their returns there’s plenty to get excited about in the looming spring carnivals in Melbourne and Sydney.
One horse in particular looks perfectly suited for a big spring program, specifically in Melbourne and even more specifically up the Flemington straight.
Dubleanny has developed an envious record across the 1200m straight track at Flemington and has shown a mountain of ability in a relatively short career.
She’s now entering the back end of her pre training schedule with a track Gallop at Caulfield last week to lead into a trial.
“Mick Price was very happy with her work and has her down to run in a barrier trial on Tuesday week,’ Vinery Stud representative Conor Phelan said..
“She went out to the paddock in great form and it looks even at this early stage that she’s come back bigger and better.’
There’s no doubt Dubleanny went out on a high over the autumn, in fact she won three straight at the end of her prep.
Not surprisingly two of those starts were at Flemington with a trip to Adelaide in the middle picking her up a black type win as well in the Proud Miss Stakes.
Overall her career record stands at 16 starts for nine wins and three second placings.
When it comes to Flemington though things are even better, she’s had seven starts at the course for an incredible six victories.
Her only failure came last year where she struggled with a Heavy track to tail off in the Salinger Stakes.
Flemington was the home of her first stakes win with the AR Creswick Stakes and all signs are pointing at a few more coming her way during the 2011 carnival.
Phelan says connections will be using the straight to their advantage with a specifically targeted program which includes the Emirates Classic and retribution in the Salinger Stakes.
“The fact that she is so deadly at Flemington up the straight is going to be a huge advantage when it comes to races like the Salinger Stakes and the Emirates Classic which would look at this stage to be possible targets for her in the spring,’ Phelan said.
“The way she races is perfect for Flemington, she can settle behind the speed and once she lets down, she can really take off and run an incredible last 400m sectional – she’s a very talented mare.’