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Trevor Reid
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13 Oct 2014
8:28 am

Foxy Ice could make a cool banker

Trevor Reid

Over the years visiting trainers had a very high strike rate when raiding Flamingo Park but this has not been the case recently as the Kimberley-based handlers have more than held their own.

TACTICS. Foxy Ice could be hard to oppose in Race 9 at Flamingo Park today as long as apprentice Craig Zackey makes good use of No 1 draw and stays up with the pace. Picture: Supplied.

However, the David Nieuwenhuizen-trained Foxy Ice looks the banker for exotic bets as the filly looks to have found the ideal field where she can make all under a positive ride from apprentice Craig Zackey.

This daughter of Toreador has recently been getting the bad rub of the green draw-wise and has started from some terribly deep draws.

Her form has been reasonable but not spectacular and her third place to Go Dutch and her fifth place to Massachusetts read very well in the context of this weak field.

To be drawn in pole position is a good advantage provided the rider holds his position or makes the running. If that is the case today Foxy Ice should be winning her second race on her 15th start.

The Clinton Binda-trained Coming Up Roses makes her sand debut and will clearly improve in her second outing in more than a year. The booking of Muzi Yeni is notable.

Earlier on the card the Corne Spies-trained Atso Time looks a natural BiPot banker in Race 2 as he is unbeaten in two starts at this track. Both of those races were over 1000m but this longer trip should not be too much of a concern as he has been winning full of running.

Atso Time’s last run can safely be ignored as he was bumped at the start and was reported as not striding out.

Jockey Fanie Chambers gets on well with the three-year-old gelding and he jumps from a useful draw of stall No 3.

Wild and Windy has found his best form under the care of Vernon Rugg and the six-year-old will be receiving 6.5kg from Atso Time so should be the only real danger.