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Thursday night at The Park looks set to be a rocknrolling delight for the Telfer & Garlick barn

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Dec 22, 2016 Trainer Interviews

The training partnership of Steve Telfer & Chris Garlick are a force to be reckoned with whenever the line a horse up on track and this Thursday night they look serious contenders to add a couple more wins to their season's tally with a very strong team of six set to step out on track. The AP newsdesk caught up with training partner Steve to talk about how his team were placed heading into Friday night and of the six they have in, he advised that the two Rocknroll's & Spirit Of Delight were all in with very good winning chances and hard to split. Here's what Steve had to say.

Race 1 (1) Rocknroll Princess – “She’s going along really nicely at the moment. She won a very similar junior driver’s event a few starts ago (with Jack on) and went a massive race after burning early against a smart type in quick time last week. She comes up with the gun draw, she is really bright & well and I would expect her to be pretty hard to beat.”

Race 2 (2) Rocknroll Legend – “He needed that first run back up here in the north last week and comes into this race this week a much better horse for it. He looked likely at the 100m when his condition just started to give out but I thought he fought on very well for fifth. He has good gate speed so we will most likely look to make use of that and I am expecting him to be right in the firing line the whole way and another of our team that looks a really good chance of taking home the prize.”

Race 5 (3) Sir Richie – “His last start was a lot better than it reads on paper I thought. They ran home in really quick time and he was making up good ground from a fair way back so that has given us a little bit of confidence heading into tonight. He’s had one race night standing start and was unplaced but he has good manners and I expect him to make a good beginning and put himself in a handy position throughout. He’s not the absolute leading light of the six that we have in tonight but I still would rate him a good each-way chance and probably at better odds than you’ll get from the others.”

Race 6 (7) Lola Jones – “She tries her heart out week after week and has found good success in the right races but she faces a few nice types in this race and will probably find this just a little too rich for her liking.”

Race 8 (1) Lady Bellissimo – “She was unlucky last start when she got trapped three-wide without cover and that was eventually the undoing of her. That run is best forgotten and given she has the plum draw and the gate speed to use it, I am expecting her to put herself in the race from the outset and run a very competitive race and I would rate her a definite top three player.”

E1 Race 4 (4) & Race 8 (6) Spirit Of Delight – “She is a smart little filly this one and returns to the racetrack tonight after taking on the best 2-year-old fillies in her last prep. She has won both her workouts leading into this and given the way she performed against those top ones last prep, the return to the non-winners grade will be noticeable for her. She’s not quite screwed down 100% at this stage but she has her share of ability and will fashion into quite a nice 3-year-old and beyond. She is accepted for 2 races on the night (E1 in race 4) of which the open maiden is quite a considerable amount stronger but I would rate her a winning chance in both and in particular a very strong winning chance in the conditioned non-winners event.”

AP Newsdesk

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