Deceptacon Trying to Transform from Artificial to Genuine Turf
While the major metro tracks are given time to recover from the autumn pounding they received during the wet spell, racing moves off to some of the less notable courses, one of those being Canterbury Park, not far from the Sydney CBD, yet in terms of race level, it is seemingly worlds apart.
Some talented newcomers may emerge from the racing there, one of those being Deceptacon, Kris Lees’ filly that will be launching here career. Deceptacon showed so well earlier in the month at a Newcastle trial, that she dropped from $5.00 to $2.80 with TAB for a three-year-old 1100 m Maiden.
Lees is confident in the filly’s ability, but has yet to see what she can do during the heat of a true race, and her lack of experience is his main concern.
Depending on who is doing the reporting, Deceptacon won the 900 m trial by anything from two to seven lengths, so there seems to be some variance in the perception of the eyes of the observers.
The trial was on an all-weather Pro-Ride track, something that colours the perception. Most trainers, Lees included, feel that performance on artificial surfaces is not always an accurate indicator or performance on turf, and Lees further stated that he did not know the mettle of his filly’s opposition.