FATALE FEMME TO VINDICATE FAVOURITE TAG

23
Oct

Co trainer Sean Casey expects Fatale Femme to show further improvement when she lines up for her second race start at Ascot on Saturday.

The Shooting To Win filly will take her place against eight rivals in the Crown Perth Handicap (1000m) after a top win on debut two weeks ago.

Franking excellent trial form and displaying toughness after racing wide throughout, the promising two-year-old scored a narrow win over The Lady Is A Vamp.

Drawn to get an improved run from barrier one, Fatale Femme will be ridden by Peter Knuckey. She is a raging favourite with Tabtouch, heading the market at $1.85.

Casey, who shares training duties with his son, Jake, is confident that Fatale Femme will produce another excellent performance and vindicate punters faith in her.

“She pulled up really well after her first start,” Casey told Tabradio.

“She’s well educated and has got talent.

“We probably have a better horse going into the race than we had first up.

“Hopefully, we can finish in the same spot.”

Stablemate Laverrod is on the quick turnaround after he ran fourth to Indian Pacific in the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) last week.

The four-year-old steps up to 1200m in the Amelia Park Handicap and will commence from barrier one for jockey Pat Carbery.

“He had a really good gallop in the race and pulled up super,” Casey said.

“With a good barrier it lent us to going around again.

“The back up is no worry, he was always going to be racing in this fortnight anyway.

“He’s pretty mature now and strong.”

Dom To Shoot and Pablo’s Poem will go around for the Casey’s in the Schweppes Handicap (1400m).

Runner-up in the WA Sires’ (1400m) last season, Dom To Shoot broke through as a three-year-old after two previous minor placings.

He got the job done over Luke’s Gold by a half-length under the strong urgings of his rider Paul Harvey.

Horse and jockey team up again from barrier nine. Dom To Shoot is rated a $6 chance with Western Pride ($4) and Naughty By Nature ($4.60) ahead of him.

“He is going really good and we toyed with the idea of going into the Belgravia, but we thought we would tone it down a little bit,” Casey said.

“I don’t think he is sharp enough to take on Clairvoyance.

“He’s taking baby steps to the WA Guineas.

“But he is going well and we have a strong horse.”

Casey said Pablo’s Poem should finish in the first half of the field.

Julio Santarelli