Glenferrie Shuffle will be one of the major players in Friday night's Vicbred Super Series Final for juvenile fillies at Tabcorp Park.
Accomplished Parwan conditioner Craig Demmler has conceded he is most wary of the enemy within ahead of Friday night’s Vicbred Super Series final for two-year-old fillies at Melton’s Tabcorp Park.
The gifted 36-year-old all-rounder will continue his association with leviathan owner Peter Chambers when giant juvenile Glenferrie Shuffle takes her place in the $100,000 Group 1 this weekend.
But with her Jodi Quinlan-trained pseudo-stablemate Getya Wings Out peaking at the right time, Demmler is acutely aware that his greatest threat may be closer to home than many expect.
“To be honest I was disappointed at Geelong (four starts back) when Jodi beat us with Getya Wings Out, because we thought that Glenferrie Shuffle was the better of the two,” Demmler said.
“But to the other horse’s credit she’s really developed and proven to be a high quality horse.
“I actually think Getya Wings Out is the horse to beat in the final even though it’s drawn a bit tricky. Glenferrie Shuffle works a bit better at home but Jodi’s is a bit more of a racehorse.”
Key to Demmler’s deferential stance in the second of three Vicbred Super Series Finals at Melton this weekend, is the fact that Glenferrie Shuffle has drawn awkwardly in barrier one.
Arguably the largest freshman filly racing in Victoria, Demmler’s daughter of Art Major was beaten for speed at the start last Friday night and may find herself buried on the pegs with a similar getaway this time around.
But with her combination of strength and speed the flying filly remains popular with punters, turned in from $4.60 to $4 with TAB Sportsbet within an hour of markets being framed.
“She (Glenferrie Shuffle) is a massive horse, she takes a 64-inch hobble, but for such a big horse I can’t believe the speed she’s got,” Demmler said.
“It’s going to be a little bit tricky this weekend from the alley – and don’t worry, everyone will be trying to go forward at the start.
“But we’ve just got to hope for a bit of luck because I like the horse a lot, I know what she can do and if we get the breaks we need she won’t be far away.”
Impressive Ballarat based semi-final winner Dieing Secret is a $1.95 favourite for the penultimate Vicbred Super Series decider this term.
Courageousnquick ($7), Im Smouldering ($8) and All Starzzz Shark ($9) join Glenferrie Shuffle and Getya Wings Out as others currently showing single figure odds.