Race Fitness Advantageous for Frizzell's Trio
Esperance based trainer Tracey Frizzell is hoping race fitness will give her runners an edge going into the KBRC season opener on Saturday.
Seven year old Oosterman will line up in the Signpost Museum at KBRC Handicap over 1100m which sees a host of the region’s best gallopers engaged.
Frizzell is confident that the Hurricane Sky gelding will run well albeit admitting he is better suited over the 1000m.
“He’s a very good 1000m horse, in saying that he’s ran some really nice races over 1200 at his past couple of starts behind some handy types” Frizzell said.
“From his draw I would like see him on pace, leading if possible”
Frizzell has engaged up and coming apprentice Tayla Stone to ride all three of her charges, with Frizzell praising the young apprentice who began race riding in October last year.
“Horses just go for her, I have been putting her on mine throughout the Esperance season”
“She is going to be a really good rider”
Stone’s 2kg claim will mean Oosterman will carry the light weight of 52kg when he looks for his sixth career win on Saturday.
Flashy chestnut Bear Trader will line up for Frizzell in the Kalgoorlie Refrigeration & Airconditioning Handicap over 1200m.
The son of Bearcat has won his past two starts in Esperance, capping off a brilliant season at the EBTC with the seven year old figuring in the first four at all nine starts.
Frizzell believes a good winter spell is partially responsible for Bear Trader’s impressive Esperance season, and believes he will be a good chance with fresh legs.
“Come Saturday he will have had a month between runs, he races well fresh and if Tayla can settle him handy he can figure”
The last of Frizzel’ runners is Ripping Yarn who is engaged in the Wake Up With Glenney Handicap over 1200m.
The six year old has drawn the inside for his assignment with Frizzell happy with the horse’s progress.
“He is another that races well fresh, he won down here (Esperance) first up so with fresh legs he is a chance”
Frizzell currently has five runners in work and plans to race her horses in Kalgoorlie for the first half of the season.