WHEN it comes to Friday night’s Star Trek Final at the Bathurst Paceway, Anthony Frisby is hoping the frontrunners hit warp speed early.
The driver feels that early speed will give his chance in the $15,900 feature – six-year-old mare Arcachon – the best chance of featuring from her tricky barrier 12 draw against a hot field.
Trained at Perthville by Chris Frisby, Arcachon’s rivals include Ominous Warning, who has won 10 of his last 11 starts, and Amanda Turnbull’s talented mare Now Eye See, who has never finished out of the placings.
“A lot of the good horses have drawn out the front, so that might suit us being back, they might go silly early and we might be able to sit back and watch it unfold,” Anthony Frisby said.
“If they go hard early it might suit us back horses, you never know. She’s a grade under all those other horses, but we know she’ll go out there and put her best foot forward.”
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Arcachon qualified for the 1,730 metres final with a third in her heat then second placing in last Wednesday’s semi-final.
While Anthony Frisby is unsure if she can deliver his father another win in the series he took out with Uncle John in 2015, he knows Arcachon will give it her all.
“She’s been a bloody ripper mare,” he said.
“She’s always honest, she always goes out there and runs her best race, she’ll put her best foot forward for you all the time.
“She very rarely comes home without a cheque, that’s what you want, she’s a little darling to have around.”
The final is set for 8.34pm on Friday night.
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