Bartley rules Scone as To Excess fires
A RESURGENT Tracey Bartley has enjoyed a Scone Cup Carnival to remember.
Bartley ended the two days of racing with three winners when promising sprinter To Excess won the Ortensia Stakes yesterday.
To Excess’s clear-cut win in the Listed sprint followed stablemate In Good Time’s victory in the Denise’s Joy Stakes at the same level.
The Bartley-trained Bare Naked Lady won Friday’s 100,000 Inglis Two-Year-Old Challenge.
Bare Naked Lady started favourite while To Excess ($4.20) was sent out the second elect before beating Le Cordon Bleu by 2¾ lengths.
In Good Time was the lesser fancied of the trio, going out as a $16 chance before showing her toughness to beat She Knows ($9.50) by a short neck.
In Good Time’s record stands at six wins from six starts with Matthew Cahill, who rode her in her first two races at Dubbo and Wellington, resuming his association with her at Scone.
“She is very good,” Bartley said. “(Retired trainer) Bernie Howlett bred her and sent me a photo and we bought her for $10,000.
“I think she will go to the paddock now and we will look for better races for her next time in.”