Miss Redoble on track for more Canterbury success

Tracey Bartley has trained six winners this year and might be able to saddle up victors at three different tracks on Friday.

Bartley has Miss Redoble running at Canterbury on Friday night, Rockness Angel at Tamworth earlier in the day and Enamour attempting to go back-to-back at Taree.

“We are a chance (of winning at three tracks). Things are ticking over nicely for us. It’s been a nice past month, so hopefully it carries on,” Bartley said.

Tracey Bartley’s horses will travel far and wide on Friday.Source:News Corp Australia

The Wyong trainer will travel down to Sydney to watch Miss Redoble try and win again at Canterbury after success at the track a fortnight ago.

She runs in the third race over 1550m and Louise Day rides her out of barrier six.

She needs to be aggressive on the six-year-old early to give her the best possible hope of winning.

“I think she finds the right race again and the claim has got to help. She’s just got to be positive again on her out of the gates,” Bartley said.

“She probably isn’t a Canterbury horse, but if she can land like she did the other night and hold her spot it suits her.

“She can then have a rest after that because if you don’t she’ll just get right out the back. If she can do what she did last time she’s got to be hard to beat again.”

Miss Redoble has been racing since November and has been a model of consistency since despite recording just the lone win.

“She’s only had one little gallop since that win and she’s ticked over nicely. She’s in a good little zone at the moment,” Bartley said.

“She’s an older mare now and she’s doing really well in the feed bin and I think she shows when you look at her. She looks enormous.

Louise Day take the ride on Miss Redoble on Friday night.Source:AAP

“I’d imagine her being on the back of the leaders again and if she can do that and hold that spot she’s a good chance.”

Enamour is another last-start winner for Bartley and she lines up in the second race, a Class 2 event, over 1000m after winning a maiden at Wyong three weeks ago over 1100m.

“She looks great and she’s bounced off that win physically and mentally,” Bartley said.

“She went 1000m at three quarter pace on Wednesday morning and she was just chomping at the bit.

“She was very focused and she is in a very good zone. I really think she’s my best chance on the day.”

Rockness Angel is also accepted at Taree but will likely race at Tamworth in the last race, a Class 1 Handicap (1400m).

She’s run seventh and fifth this time in over 1200m but hasn’t finished more than three lengths off the winner on each occasion.

Bartley will instruct jockey Jake Pracey-Holmes to be positive from a good barrier.

“I wanted her to lead the other day but she didn’t in a slowly run race,” he said.

Jockey Jake Pracey-Holmes in the mounting yard during Scone Races, in the Upper Hunter shire of NSW. Pic Jenny EvansSource:News Corp Australia

“I think she’ll race at Tamworth because at this stage she really needs the 1400m.

“She’s drawn well and pulled up well after not having a tough run last time and she’s going better than it looks.”

Pfieffer eyes more success with big team

Fresh off the biggest prize of his career, David Pfieffer is aiming a good team towards Friday night’s Canterbury meeting.

The Warwick Farm trainer won the $1 million Inglis Sprint last Saturday at Randwick with Rocketing By but has turned his focus to his team on Friday night and is backing Monte Ditto to run well at a nice price in the Evening Star.

He drops back in grade and is looking for his second win at the track from nine starts.

“He’s flying. He’s going great,” Pfieffer said.

“Canterbury is probably not ideal for him but the 1250m will work into his hands.

“He’s an honest horse and he’s a horse that’s getting better with age.”

Blossom Star runs in the fifth event and she’s been taken through the grades slowly with two wins at Goulburn in her first five starts.

She’s back from a six-week break and is back in town for the first time since a fifth placing on the Kensington track behind the highly talented Tommy Gold.

“I’m not worried about the field. I’m more curious about how she’ll be over the 1200m for the first time,” Pfieffer said.

David Pfieffer has a chance to get among the winners at Canterbury.Source:Getty Images

“She’s still immature and learning how to cope with her racing so she needs to be pampered a bit which is why we gave her a little let up.”

Broken Arrows and Crafty Tycoon meet each other in the last race on the night and both will be coming from off the speed, which has got easier to do at Canterbury as the summer has gone on.

“Broken Arrows has got a big weight and with the claim he comes down to a respectable sort of weight,” Pfieffer said.

“I think run along they’re going to know he’s there when he comes charging along down the outside.

“The gate makes it a little awkward for Crafty Tycoon but he has run well at Canterbury.

“He’s a big, strong horse and from the gate he’ll probably have to get back to near last.”

Call Me Grumpy kicks off the night for the team in the first race over 1500m after a sixth placing on debut over 1400m at Goulburn where he got past half the field over the final 800m.

“The further he goes the better he’ll go. Once he gets to 2000m we’ll see the real grumpy,” Pfieffer said.

Originally published asCanterbury preview: Bartley can serve up triple treat

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