Big weekend for Glenlogan Park

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BANG! BANG! BANG!

 

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY SATURDAY WAS FOR THE GLENLOGAN PARK SIRES!

 

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!

 

3 STAKES WINNERS! 2 STAKES PLACEGETTERS! 4 WINNERS FROM JUST 6 RACES WITH GLENLOGAN PARK RUNNERS! 2 QUINELLAS! THE NEW FAVOURITE FOR THE 2YO MAGIC MILLIONS RACE! ONE OF THE TOP FANCIES FOR THE 3YO MAGIC MILLIONS RACE! AND THE LIST GOES ON …….

Show A Heart, as usual, lead the way for Glenlogan after unearthing yet another potential star in the flying 2YO filly Discreet. On a day that saw the Champion Stallion sire both a stakes winning double and a city winning treble at Eagle Farm, Discreet produced such a dominant display in the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes that she was immediately promoted towards the head of betting for the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic to be run on the Gold Coast in January.

Trained out of the in-form Kelly Schweida yard, the Show A Heart filly was having only her 2nd race start after being tried earlier in the year and then given a little break. She jumped cleanly from the barriers and found a spot in behind the speed on the fence but, as they turned for home, it was quite obvious that jockey Chris Munce had a lapful of horse and just needed some luck to get out. Discreet then displayed terrific courage for such an inexperienced youngster, shouldering her opposition out of the way and then letting down with a barnstorming finish to completely wallop her rivals. When the judge called a halt, Discreet had posted an ever widening margin of 3.5 lengths on the rest of the field and was being eased down as she crossed the line.

“We have always liked the filly quite a lot,” Kelly explained after the race. “But she was just a little light in her first preparation so we tipped her out and she has come back a much bigger and stronger youngster now.

“I threw blinkers on her to try and sharpen her up in the early stages of the race as I thought the 1000m might prove too short. However once she jumped so smartly and I saw her position up that close I knew what she was capable of doing over the concluding stages and I just hoped we would get a split when we needed it. When she did, she put them to sleep!”

Jockey Chris Munce agreed with his trainer. “She was never going to bet beat,” he said after the race. “She was really strong to the line and I am sure as the races get longer she will be even more suited. It would be hard not to be impressed by what she did and I am sure she has a really big future in front of her. Queensland can be very proud they have such a good chance going forward into the Magic Millions. I think she is top class!”

Discreet will have her final lead up run in the $150,000 G3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes on December 31.

A FEW RACES LATER ……….

SHOW A HEART sired his 2nd Stakes winner for the day when Dual Chamber gave nothing else a chance when powering away in the $80,000 Listed Just Now Handicap.

The talented mare has at times been her own worst enemy as she has proven a real headache for her trainer, Rex Lipp, and connections, Jason and Jessica Jenkins, however her ability has never been in doubt.

“She can mix it with anything when her head is right,” Lipp said. “But it has taken a long time to get her to this stage and she now appears very happy and right on target.

“She is bigger and stronger now and a lot more mature.

“Providing she comes through this run in good order I would think her next outing will be the ($200,000 Listed) Bernborough Handicap on New Year’s Eve (1615m).”

Jockey Eddie Wilkinson was another who was thrilled with the run and knew he had them covered a long way from home. “She was right on her game today and there was no way anything was going to hold her out,” Eddie said. “It got a bit tight there in the straight but I just gave a shout and told them I was coming out and I was going past them! They weren’t going to stop her today!

“As soon as she saw daylight she showed awesome acceleration and I am sure there is a big race in this mare come the winter carnival.

“She has definitely got the talent and she now seems to have the manners to match.”

Whilst the Dual Chamber camp were celebrating, the same could not be said for the Les Kelly team, who saddled up the second placed getter, and very consistent Bradbury’s Luck mare, Skating On Ice.

“It just seems we simply can’t draw a barrier in these big races,” Kelly lamented. “She has run out of her skin yet again today but you can’t expect to beat these better mares if you have to sit wide in the running without cover.

“The winner was really good today but I am sure we could have made it interesting if we had of got a kinder run in transit.”

Skating On Ice will have her next start in the $100,000 Listed Goldmarket Handicap on the Gold Coast on January 2nd.

THEN, THE JET LANDED ……….

JET SPUR’S very promising 3YO, Biggles, then burst into $1million Magic Millions Guineas contention after claiming the $100,000 Listed Gold Edition Plate on protest just one race later on the Eagle Farm card.

The Noel Doyle prepared gelding took his record to 4 wins and 1 2nd from just the 8 career starts and there is little question he is a horse going places very quickly.

“It was an enormous run and I was always confident we would get the protest,” Noel said after the stewards took very little time to uphold the objection. “It is amazing to think he could pick himself up and then attack the line as strongly as he did after his momentum was completely stopped inside the furlong.

“He’s a very good horse and there will be a big race or two in him before he finishes racing you can mark my words.

“He just keeps improving, taking the next step and nothing seems to faze him.

“He is very typical of the Jet Spur’s that I have seen and I wouldn’t swap him for one other horse in the land heading towards this 3YO Magic Millions race.

“If we have a trouble free run into it, I am sure he will be ready to peak on the day as there is still improvement in him.

“We will probably have the one more run and that will be in the ($150,000 G3) Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) on New Year’s Eve.”

 

BIGGLES – A NEW STAKES WINNER FOR JET SPUR AND QUEENSLAND’S BEST HOPE OF WINNING THE 3YO MM RACE

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TO TOP IT OFF ……….

The final race on the Eagle Farm card was quinella’d by the Glenlogan Park sires when Show A Heart’s gelding Prost flew late to just claim Jet Spur’s front running galloper Thefifthhole right on the line!

4 winners from just the 6 races with GP runners! WOW – What a day!