Farley hopes good run continues

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Leading into the Grafton carnival I would not have much time to get interviews up this week but thought it would be worth a quick call to Stephen Farley as he is on a good run with his chargers. After Sincero’s huge effort to win the Stradbroke, he has started the Grafton carnival off with a bang winning the South Grafton cup yesterday with Gazza Guru.

Farley has two horses in the carnival, Asabelly over 1700m on Wednesday, and Little Vicki over 1400m on Thursday. Both horses look chances without being favourites and I thought it would be worth asking Stephen if he thinks they can run well.

I started by asking if Asabelly can run better now he gets conditions that will suit better? “His first up run was nice, he was a little disappointing second up and hopefully the drier track up here will suit.” Farley said. He also added he had travelled the horse before with good results and that he hopes it may spark a bit of form into the gelding.

Little Vicki is in the benchmark 70 -1400m on Thursday and does seem to have a bit of upside. Stephen said he is keen to see how she performs over the 1400m. “She’s always given me the impression that she would run 1400m, and I thought I would like to give her a go over 1400m on a dry track before we put her out. She had no luck last start at Wyong”

Both horses look legitimate chances and let’s hope Stephen’s run can continue after Gazza Guru’s nice win in Sunday’s feature. I believe Gazza Guru will now head to Coffs Harbour for his next assignment

***As i said in earlier posts, as i’m going to Grafton races, this week will be dominated by a few selections of the the days of the carnival, and then the usual “Punt” section on Friday. So if you are on of the punters who like the site, you should enjoy the week! By tomorrow midday selections should be up for the carnival, but not in anywhere as much depth as our normal weekend preview.

And it will be before scratchings etc obviously, so check your guides on each day.

More news and interviews as normal next week.