Category Archives: BRISBANE

The Verdict: Another candidate for the ballot botch

BALLOTING conditions for Queensland two-year-old races need an urgent overhaul, despite warnings dating back to last December. The Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers’ Association vented its frustration on Saturday after the fillies race was robbed of interest — and turnover dollars — when two well-credentialed fillies were balloted out. Both Cailini (second emergency) and I’m Rosie (third emergency) had

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Trainer Stuart Kendrick ponders southern raid for Rancho Montoya

STUART Kendrick is playing a delicate balancing act with promising colt Rancho Montoya, who gave a glimpse of his staying credentials in beating older horses at Doomben on Saturday. Kendrick has big-race ambitions for Rancho Montoya, who is a son of champion sire High Chaparral from the Group 1-winning mare Isolda, whose claim to fame was beating Octagonal in the

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Barrier looms as Edmonds’ biggest obstacle as youngster attempts to emulate stablemate

TOBY Edmonds fears I Am Impinge’s attempt to replicate the redeeming feats of stablemate Whypeeo at Doomben on Saturday have been compromised by the barrier draw. I Am Impinge and Whypeeo were sensationally backed at Doomben three weeks ago, only to finish third and fourth behind first starter Let’s Party Marty and Snitz. Whypeeo was heavily backed again last week

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