Tone Deaf To Make Some Noise At Devonport

TONE Deaf will be out to maintain her unbeaten record when she starts prohibitive odds for the opening event at Devonport on Tuesday.

Adam Dobbin

18 November 2019

EXCITING juvenile Tone Deaf will be out to maintain her unbeaten record when she starts prohibitive odds for the opening event at Devonport on Tuesday.

Winner at each of her three career starts for trainer Graeme Moate, the daughter of Barcia Bale and Princess Roman comes to Devonport for the first time on Tuesday, each of her previous successes at Hobart.

Blessed with dazzling early speed, the rising two-year old will exit box three in the first event over the 452 metres on Tuesday, with early markets installing her a pronounced $1.45 favourite.

If early markets are any indication, Tone Deaf’s only real danger is the Ted Medhurst-trained Pretty Fab, the daughter of Fabregas, drawn outside Tone Deaf in box four, a $3.40 chance.

In the money at seven of her 13 starts, Pretty Fab brings some terrific recent Hobart form into Tuesday’s race, boasting a win and a second at her past two outings.

Interestingly, the only other runner in the market for the opener on Tuesday is the Josh Wright-trained first starter Runstar, the litter-sister to Pretty Fab drawn in box two for her debut appearance.

“She’s taken a little while to come to hand,” Wright said.

“It’s a tough ask running into a race like this at your first start; she’ll find it tough I’d think.”

Runstar is one of four runners Wright has engaged on Tuesday, with Rookie Ronaldo, Speedy Deneholme and Stylish Evie set to take their place also.

In race three, Rookie Ronaldo, a litter-brother to Runstar and Pretty Fab, debuts from box four.

“He might have a hope at odds, he’s trialling well,” Wright added.

“In the invitation Speedy Deneholme will need to lead in that grade; the favourite (Atley Quick) looks hard to beat.

“In race nine Stylish Evie will be big odds … she’ll lead but she’ll get tired late, she needs the shorter trip but is free for all grade so I can only get a race for her once a month over that distance.”

One of the better bets at Devonport on Tuesday comes around in the eighth where Havilah Kid goes around from box three for Ted Medhurst over the 452 metres.

Placed at each of his four Devonport starts, the son of My Bro Fabio looks poised for a breakthrough win at the circuit.