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Winner on debut rated highly by Vandyke

TRAINER: David Vandyke likes the look of Let's Party Marty, which won in his first start.
TRAINER: David Vandyke likes the look of Let's Party Marty, which won in his first start. TRACEY NEARMY

RACING: Corbould Park trainer David Vandyke labelled Let's Party Marty a real "horse of the future" after the three-year-old's impressive debut in Brisbane.

The colt beat a relatively strong field over 1200m on Saturday. With Tegan Harrison aboard, the $11 chance staved off Snitz by one-and-a-half lengths.

"He raced against more experienced horses yet showed good pace from the gates, worked hard to get to the front and gave a terrific kick over the final stages," Vandyke said.

"It was no fluke he won. He did it hard both ends of the race and there's more improvement in him off the back of that performance.

"There's more improvement in him off the back of that performance."

Let's Party Marty is nominated for the $2-million Caulfield Guineas in October but Vandyke is also cautious of rushing things.

"I just really want to look after him because he's a horse of the future," he said.

"If he wins convincingly in his next start we will consider the Caulfield Guineas."

Vandyke's star runner Yankee Rose will fly to Melbourne on Wednesday.

"We're really hoping to fly another horse down with her so if any readers want a cheap flight we're happy to give them a big discount on the trip," he said.

He didn't have any runners at Caloundra on Sunday, when local Damian Browne claimed a brace of winners.

He also won at Doomben a day earlier, with Oink in a Class 6 Plate (1350m) after a week of dieting to get down to 54.5kg.

Topics:  caulfield guineas david vandyke let's party marty


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