Pfi­ef­fer con­fi­dent Ghostly sprinter can re­pay his new own­ers

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - ADAM SHERRY

FORMER Godol­phin geld­ing Ghostly can give his new own­ers a quick re­turn on their in­vest­ment when he con­tests The Aviary @ Royal Rand­wick Sprint (1200m) to­mor­row.

Pur­chased by Warwick Farm trainer David Pfi­ef­fer in Oc­to­ber, the five-year-old made his de­but for stable at Warwick Farm three weeks ago with a solid third be­hind the in-form Heart Con­quered.

“It was a good run be­hind Heart Con­quered,” David Pfi­ef­fer said.

“He got back in a slowly run race and also, the 50mm of rain that fell lead­ing up to meet­ing, made it a tougher run that it looks on paper.

“I’m look­ing for to get­ting out and run­ning to­mor­row.”

The son of Lonhro drew the widest gate and was al­lowed to find his feet early, set­tling last in field of seven with Heart Con­quered con­trol­ling the race up­front.

Ghostly worked home nicely over the con­clud­ing stages of the 1000m sprint to fin­ish third and will ap­pre­ci­ate the step up to 1200m to­mor­row.

The prospect of a soft track will also be an ad­van­tage for the geld­ing.

“It was his first run stable and it has in­stalled a bit of con­fi­dence in my­self and the new clients,” Pfi­ef­fer said.

The last time the geld­ing tack­led the 1200m at Rand­wick was back in March year when he fin­ished sec­ond be­hind his former sta­ble­mate Os­borne Bulls.

Pfi­ef­fer pur­chased Ghostly from the Magic Mil­lions Spring Race­horse Sale along with an­other former Godol­phin run­ner, Sanc­tioned.

“I had a few clients that were in­ter­ested in tried horses to race. Some peo­ple see the value in a tried horse rather than buy­ing a year­ling.

“For syndicates and novice own­ers, tried horses are a good op­tion for them to get in­volved in.”

Pfi­ef­fer has elected to wait un­til next week be­fore start­ing Sanc­tioned who caught the eye in his two bar­rier tri­als for his new trainer.

“Sanc­tioned has been very im­pres­sive since he joined the stable.

“His two tri­als have good and I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting him out onto the track.”


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