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QUEENSLAND IN COMMAND
IN COMMAND IN HONG KONG
Wattle Brae Stud’s Champion First Season Sire, Court Command, has recorded another international win, with his star 4yo gelding Bullish Friend stamping his dominance at Sha Tin and bring his earnings to just under $1.7 million.
It looked like a case of deja vu for Bullish Friend after a torrid struggle down the straight ended in a nose margin, but this time the bob of the head was his way and the Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old claimed the verdict – twice.
Connections were free to soak up the victory and the HK$500,000 bonus cheque that came their way because Bullish Friend is a graduate of the Jockey Club’s international sale.
“I’m very happy with how this horse is going and he has a future,” said Cruz. “Maybe he was lucky to get the photo today but last time we lost by a whisker, this time we won by a whisker.”
GRAND WIN DOWN SOUTH
Hot Eliza Park Queensland sire, Written Tycoon, (pictured) has scored another southern victory when Grand Emperor won Saturday’s Premier Signs Plate (1200m) at Caulfield.
Trainer Dean Howard had a good idea Grand Emperor could be a better than average horse when it won a race in Adelaide last year when he knew the odds were against him.
And his judgment proved to be on the mark when, three starts later, Grand Emperor won Saturday’s Premier Signs Plate (1200m) at Caulfield.
FAVULOUS QUEENSLAND DOUBLE
Queensland sire, The Hammer’s, hottest new galloper Going Going Gone has made it three from three after yet another impressive win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Going Going Gone took out the 2yo QTIS Powerade Handicap (1200m). He has now collected $84,500 thanks to his QTIS eligibility.
The 2yo filly was surprisingly beaten for speed but finished powerfully in the last 150m to overpower Grey Countess in the closing stages.
And Glenlogan Park celebrated a winning double for their consistent sire, Falvelon.
4yo gelding, Mr Favulous (pictured Dan Costello Racing) made it seven wins from 24 starts and took his earnings to over $350,000 after taking out the Makers Mark Handicap over 1000m.
In the very next race, Central Queensland filly, Little Favours (also by Falvelon) led from barrier to box to win the QTIS 3yo Mount Franklin Handicap, defying all challengers in the straight.
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