Pfieffer confident Ghostly sprinter can repay his new owners
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.”