Arrossire has family tradition to uphold
TRACEY Bartley is every chance to train his sixth winner out of the one broodmare, Elishir, when the promising debutante Arrossire steps out in the Silver Goblet Preview (1100m) at Dubbo today.
Bartley, at one point in time during their careers, trained Arrossire’s siblings, namely the stakes winners Marchinksi and Shepishir, as well as the stakes-placed grey Theophorus.
In fact, Arrossire is a full-sister to Marchinski whom Bartley saddled up to win the 2009 Group 3 ATC Frederick Clissold Handicap at Rosehill Gardens.
The daughter of the prolific sire Magic Albert was tipped out after an adequate fifth at the official 2YO trials at Randwick last September. She clearly benefited from the break on the score of her impressive heat win at home at Wyong on May 1.
“Arrossire is probably a little bit immature but she did everything right in her trial the other day so she’s ready to go,” Bartley said.
“It is a bit easier out there (at Dubbo) than anything around here at the moment.”
The former jockey and multiple Group 1-winning trainer will also use today’s Dubbo meeting to kick off the career of Congrats gelding Great Job. The chestnut has trialled three times dating back to last August and has made a positive impression in all of them.
“He is a big, raw-boned horse and the trip away will do him good; toughen him up and probably make a horse of him,” Bartley said.
Bartley’s third and final runner making the trek from Wyong to Dubbo today is Mallaco Princess, a daughter of the VRC Derby winner Monaco Consul.
The four-year-old mare has run six times in her career, not all of them for Bartley.
Grant Buckley aboard Arrossire’s full-sister Marchinski at Randwick.