Eagle Farm review Saturday 16th August 2014
Track: Heavy (8), Heavy (9) after R2. Rail: Out 2.5m 1200-400, 1m the remainder Pen: 4.80
Bias/Pattern: Nothing obvious with only the 3 races run.
Race 1 Trade Coast Legal F & M No Metro Wins Handicap 1000m
RISA Time 59.35 (First 400 22.85/Last 600 36.50) Tempo: Genuine+
Toowoomba galloper SEQUILLIAN set the speed here & fought gamely enough in the conditions until being collared over the last 100m by the winner SHAPIN LADY who was able to stick to the fence the entire race. ADORABUBBLE should be ready to fire now finishing off strongly late, 1200m should be perfect next time around. PRETTY FACE is definitely looking for 1200m, this was always going to be a touch short considering her pattern of settling back in the field.
STEWARDS: On the way to the barriers SHEEZA MYZZILE threw its head and struck its rider in the face. On arrival at the barriers, R. Wiggins was examined by the medical officers and deemed fit to take his ride. As a result of this there was a delay to the start.
PRETTY FACE – Slow to begin. Restrained from heels at the 500m.
ONE IN ONE OUT – Slow to begin.
SEQUILLIAN – Shifted in near the 600m tightening the running of LONG LIVE LOVE and SHAPIN LADY. M. McGuren, rider of SEQUILLIAN was reprimanded.
CUT UP – Inconvenienced and taken wider at the 500m.
LILY MY GIRL – Crowded at the start.
Race 2 CBS Air Conditioning QTIS 3yo Handicap 1600m
RISA Time 98.94 (First 1000 61.01/Last 600 37.93) Tempo: Genuine+
Terrific effort handed in by TOP TONE here considering he was rising 400m in distance & was 3 weeks between runs, either he’s very well suited out to this distance range or is a very good wet tracker. Anyway he was able to find the front & never looked like being pegged back in the straight. SLEEP TIGHT is better than the 4th she ran here & as with many others will be far better suited on a firmer surface. Definitely all honours with the winner.
STEWARDS: ASTHECOURTCOMMANDS – Began awkwardly.
SLEEP TIGHT – Restrained from the wide gate.
BRADBURY’S GOLD – Rider A. Best pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that after leaving the 1300m he allowed his mount to shift in when not fully clear of SILVERENE, which had to be checked to avoid the heels of BRADBURY’S GOLD. A. Best’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 6 meetings, to commence at midnight on Sunday 24 August and expire at midnight on Friday 5 September 2014 Rider dropped his whip at the 50m.
ROBABANK – Restrained near the 200m when weakening and crowded slightly.
SILVERENE – Had to be checked to avoid heels after leaving the 1300m.
GRAPPA BRANDY – Slow to begin.
Race 3 Secutor Securities Class 6 Plate 1600m
RISA Time 99.13 (First 1000 62.21/Last 600 36.92) Tempo: Around genuine
TAIL AND ALL put the writing on the wall here last start when a late finishing 3rd behind L’entrecote. Fitter this time he parked on the speed & proved too solid over the concluding stages racing away to score convincingly in the conditions. OAK ‘N’ ARTHUR & HARBOR SPRINGS were honest however they were never going to beat the winner whilst CASINO BENJO pulled hard early & did hang, I’d be forgiving his run & keeping him in the mix for next time.
STEWARDS: CASINO BENJO – Hung out from the 600m.
WIND WAND – Inconvenienced shortly after the start.
RED CENT – Slow to begin.
HARBOR SPRINGS – Slow to begin.
SYBIL ACTION – Overraced in the middle stages. Inconvenienced near the 600m.
TIRARRI – Overraced in the middle stages.
**Following the running of Race 3 a number of riders who rode in this event expressed their ongoing concerns about deteriorating visibility they were experiencing. Following those submissions, stewards decided to declare that the remainder of the meeting be abandoned.