MULTIPLE stakes winning mare Dubleanny is in great in shape in the countdown to an ambitious spring campaign where she is set to renew her extraordinary affinity with the famous straight six at Flemington come November.
The daughter of Dubleo looked sharp when working at Caulfield on Tuesday morning over 800m clocking with splits of (23.85) for the last 400m and (11.75) 200m respectively.
“(Trainer) Mick Price was very happy with her work and has her down to run in a barrier trial on Tuesday week,” reports Vinery Stud’s Conor Phelan.
“She went out to the paddock in great form literally and physically which is always a major plus and it looks even at this early stage that she’s come back bigger and better.”
Dubleanny is from the first crop of Vinery resident Dubleo.
She has won 9 of her 16 starts comprising three stakes races including the SAJC Proud Miss Stakes in Adelaide and the VRC Straight Six at her last two outings before the break.
The five year old boasts a tremendous record at Flemington with six wins from her 7 starts at the course, the scene of her first stakes win in the VRC A.R Creswick Stakes during the winter of 2010.
“The fact that she is so deadly at Flemington up the straight is going to be a huge advantage when it comes to races like the Salinger and the Emirates which would look at this stage to be possible targets for her in the spring,” says Phelan.
“The way she races is perfect for Flemington, she can settle behind the speed and once she lets down, she can really take off and run an incredible last 400m sectional – she’s a very talented mare.”
Meanwhile, Dubleo replica Queenian stakes his Golden Rose claim when he tackles tomorrow’s ATC The Rosebud (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
The David Payne trained 3YO hasn’t raced since handing his rivals a 5.2-lens lesson carrying his full allotment of 57kgs in the 1400m Champ’s Cafe Handicap at Rosehill on July 2.
At the same time across in the west of the country, another last start winner by Dubleo namely Isabella Maree is in action again in the WATC Tabtouch.Mobi Handicap (1200m) at Belmont.
“Dubleo is having a fantastic trot, it’s been going on for a long while now,” says Phelan, ‘and he’s starting to get more and more metro winners across the country as his numbers to race expands.”