Race 1 - 11:53pm
QTIS 2yo Fillies Plate (1000m)
The two year old fillies are making their race day debut on Saturday with several
barrier trial winners set to face the starter for the first time. The Tony Gollan
trained Lady Grazier won an 800m Eagle Farm trial with Jim Byrne taking the
ride on the Not A Single Doubt filly on Saturday. Steven O’Dea’s filly Gotta
Kiss, also by Not A Single Doubt, was also an Eagle Farm trial winner. Gold
Coast trained fillies Press Start and Loving Miss finished first and third in a
trial on their home track. Race day betting will be the best guide for the
2 Units Lady Grazier
Race 2 - 12:28pm
QTIS 2yo C&G Plate (1000m)
The two year old colts and geldings get a chance to show their wares in the
second race. Randwick trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have entered the Written
Tycoon colt Remorseless who ran second in an 852m trial on the Kensington track
at Randwick and is worth considering. Eagle Farm trainer Steven O’Dea will
saddle up the Spill The Beans colt Tumbler Ridge who was an impressive 800m trial
winner on his home track. Market Trader was also an 800m Eagle Farm trial
winner while the Chris Munce trained Kavak was too slick for his rivals in an 840m
Doomben trial. Race day betting will be the best guide for the debutants.
2 Units Remorseless
Race 3 - 1:03pm
Open Handicap (1200m)
The Gerald Ryan trained Sydney sprinter Deploy will strip fitter for one run
back from a spell and is facing a huge drop in class after his first up fifth
in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill. Will be hard to beat
in this company. Scallopini returned from a spell in winning form over this
this course and distance but is up 2kg for that effort. Tawfiq Boy comes out of
Kris Lees’ Gold Coast stable and heads to Eagle Farm a last start winner in a
BenchMark 87 Handicap at Lismore and will appreciate the 8kg drop in weight.
Baccarat Baby proved to be amongst the best local three year olds during the
Brisbane Winter Carnival and is one to keep an eye on at her first run as a
four year mare.
4 Units Deploy
Race 4 - 1:38pm
QTIS 3yo Handicap (1800m)
Guntantes and Profit fought out the finish last start when they were first
and second in a 1600m 3yo Handicap at Eagle Farm when they were stablemates
under the Anderson Heathcote Racing banner. The training partnership has been
dissolved and both three year olds will race under their respective trainers
names and it looks likes they will fight out the finish again. Don’t Waiver was
a well beaten third in the same race while Blazing Sunrise heads to town after
breaking his Maiden status at Grafton last start.
2 Units Profit
Race 5 - 2:17pm
BenchMark 70 Handicap (1800m)
Picaro is racing well over this course and distance and drops 1.5kg on his
last start fourth at Eagle Farm over 1835m and will be thereabouts again. Joymaker
was a winner at the Sunshine Coast two starts back and makes an appearance on
the Saturday circuit following a second at a recent mid-week Doomben meeting.
Jim Byrne rides the Kelly Schweida trained four year old and will give her a soft
run from the inside gate. It is hard to fault Amicitia’s Provincial form of
three wins and a third from her last four starts and she should figure amongst the
prizemoney again and Peak Hill has solid Northern Rivers form.
2 Units Picaro
Race 6 - 2:57pm
Class 3 Handicap (1200m)
Macewen has missed a place at his last two outings as favourite but gets his
chance to redeem himself here with a 5kg drop in weight to help his chances.
Cabin Fever will be fitter for a first up sixth, only beaten one and a quarter
lengths, is facing a nice drop in class and is a winner second up in the past. Fuji
Flyer has winning Gold Coast form and will also appreciate a 3kg weight drop on
his last start third in a 1200m Doomben Class 3. First emergency Written With
Ease comes into consideration if she gains a start in the final field.
3 Units Macewen
Race 7 - 3:37pm
BenchMark 85 Handicap (1600m)
Trainer Tony Gollan and jockey Jim Byrne team up with Galtero who is not far
off another win following a last start third over 2000m in a Doomben BenchMark
85 Handicap. Boncasta has winning Northern Rivers form with victories at
Murwillumbah and Lismore and has earned himself a chance to take on city company.
Aqua Vite is on the improve with a last start second over 1615m in a Doomben
Class 6 last Saturday and Mr Storm is chasing a hat trick after wins at the
Gold Coast and Doomben.
2 Units Galtero
Race 8 - 4:17pm
Spring Cup (2225m)
Winning Ways showed her staying ability during the Brisbane Winter Carnival with her win in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben. The Garry Newham trained mare has had two runs back from a spell and gets her chance to return to the winner’s stall stepping up to a suitable distance. Alward is fitter for one run back from a spell and is also stepping up to a favourable distance. Outraged is in the same boat coming off a fourth over 2000m at Doomben in a BenchMark 85 Handicap and has a nice drop in the weights. Ocean Addict was rewarded for her consistency with a win over 2200m at Eagle Farm last start and can figure amongst the prizemoney again.
4 Units Winning Ways
Race 9 - 4:57pm
Class 6 Plate (1400m)
The Chris Waller trained Auerbach has been runner up at his last two starts
at Eagle Farm and Doomben and gets his chance to go one better at Eagle Farm on
Saturday. Sienna Rose is chasing a hat trick after two wins over the same course
and distance as Saturday’s assignment. Enterprise Prince is the winner of three
of his last four starts and Langhro is looking for his third win on the trot
after victories at the Gold Coast and Doomben
3 Units Auerbach