Brisbane Racing Wrap-Up for the Weekend!
Written on the 6 February 2017
A great start to the race set this Saturday, February 4th at Eagle Farm with Darren Graham trained Morendi, ridden by Andrew Spinks winning race 1 by a nose ahead of Three Points who was ridden by Jeff Lloyd. It was a photo finish in third place at 3.5 lengths with Court's Star just making the grade.
Trainer Tony Sears would have been delighted when Michael Cahill ridden Red Hot Miss took out her first win by 1/2 length ahead of Pinstryke, sired by Stryker in the 2nd race of the day, with Beraht trailing behind in third place with a photo finish.
There was no holding back galloper Quatronic in the 3rd race when this 4yo gelding romped it home, winning by an impressive 2.3 lengths to Tony Gollan trained and Jim Byrne ridden Hi I'm Back, who tried hard after swooping in from behind the field. All Troops trooped in at third place, not far behind at 2.7 lengths.
5yo gelding Divine Service, trained by Darryl Hansen and ridden by Luke Tarrant won race 4 by 0.8 lengths ahead of Upstart Pride, with Billy Da Boss trailing behnd in third place at 2.1 lengths. Close behind in fourth place was Tony Gollan trained Skylimit.
A nice win at race 5 with Jim Byrne taking victory with Tony Gollan trained 4yo mare, Dee Nine Elle, 0.8 lengths ahead of Gibbo's Brissy Races pick and favourite of the day, Mystic Opal in second place, with Fleur D'Orage following behind in third place at 1.2 lengths.
Race 6 sported a thrilling win by Hotel Coste ($47.30), trained by Bruce W Hill and ridden by Larry Cassidy, when this 4yo gelding dashed to the lead and claimed victory by 1 length to La Cigale in second place and Always Sacred trailing behind in third place at 1.5 lengths.
An exciting 7th race of the day when Natalie McCall trained and Ronald Stewart ridden Colour Charge, just takes the lead and wins by a head to Hudson County. Lagging way behind in third place, Jim Byrne ridden Beatniks sits short at 3.3 lengths.
For those who placed a bet on race 8 after Gibbo Brissy Races picked Oink for the win, you wouldn't have been disappointed. Kelly Schweida trained and Paul Hammersley ridden Oink kept the lead to win by 0.8 lengths ahead of Ringo's A Rockstar who tried hard to make a dash for the lead but fell short. Following in third place at 1.6 lengths was Bold Shot.
(Photo: Dee Nine Elle winning Race 5 at Eagle Farm February 4th.)