HANDSOME Dubleo gelding Night Fever kick started his career on the best possible note with a stylish debut win in today’s Brickmaker’s Creek Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm.
The Tim Martin trained 3YO raced handy in the seven horse field taking the lead in the early part of the straight and holding off favourite Coup Ay Tee to score by a length.
Stable representative Nick Mitchell said the son of Dubleo had been showing signs of potential in his work.
“He’s been going really well lately,” Mitchell told Racenet. “Tim has recently taken his time with him.”
Jockey Corey Brown was also impressed with the first starter’s effort.
“The run was better than it looked,” Brown said. “At the 800m Jimmy (Cassidy) came up on my outside and made a line of three, we went stride for stride and my fellow still had a good kick into the straight.”
Raised on Vinery for owner/breeder Anthony Gow-Gates, Night Fever’s win was yet another for the emerging stallion Dubleo.
“It’s never easy for a horse to win on debut, in fact he was the only horse in the race that hadn’t had a start so there was plenty of merit in the win,” Vinery’s Adam White said.
”He handled the slow track well which will stand him in good stead if it happens to be a wet winter in Sydney.
”I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he wins a few more this preparation – he looks a promising horse.”
Night Fever is from Dubleo’s second crop and was delivered by the Xaar mare, Sunstyle, who was unraced.