Joyfilly set for a Furious victor y
TWO outstanding barrier trials and some sharp lead-up work has recent Tulloch Lodge addition Joyfilly Ours set up to win tomorrow’s Group 2 ATC Furious Stakes (1200m) at her first Australian appearance.
A mere $10,000 yearling purchase at Karaka in New Zealand, Joyfilly Ours won a Matamata Maiden 16-days before running third to Melody Belle in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce at her final home town run.
“I was rapt with both of trials and her piece of trackwork on Tuesday morning on the course proper at Randwick was very strong,” Josh Parr said.
“Her first trial at Randwick really good, her turn of foot was exceptional. At most recent trial, I was forced to sit a little bit a wide and I didn’t knock her around in the last bit seeing as she had tough run throughout.
“New Zealand horses are bred tough and coming to a stable like Gai Adrian’s, they certainly going to be well and truly up to the mark first-up. She definitely has form on the board and I am confident in what I have felt from her so far.
“She will be able to race on the speed, whether that is in front or just with a nice trial I am not too sure just yet but have no doubt that she will be able to adapt to anything she’s asked do in a race. She’s a very sensible filly and has got good turn of foot to back up her early speed,” Parr added.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for Joyfilly Ours and others to overcome in tomorrow’s Furious is the Snitzel filly I Am Excited who comes off an eyecatching first-up fifth to Menari in the Rosebud.
“She didn’t get a great deal of luck, so I am hoping the luck changes for her on weekend, Trainer David Pfieffer said.
“Corey (Brown) was pretty upbeat about her abilities and I have been really happy with her work since. I think she’s improved in her fitness and three weeks between runs is probably going to suit too.”