Drumshanbo in for good prep

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A Toowoomba horse that really caught my eye last start was the Michael Nolen trained Drumshanbo. He is going around this Saturday in the Tattestalls mile.


While I think he will probably need a longer trip, I thought Michael may be able to fill us in as to why the horse stays at the 1600m again this run. “We had him nominated in an 1800m open in Toowoomba last Saturday and they scrapped the race. So we are sort of forced to run 1600m, but with the gap between runs the mile is probably fine.” Nolan said.


Michael agreed with my thoughts that it is probably the best the horse has ever run over the 1600m last start, but the horse will be even better placed this preparation once he reaches the 1800m and beyond. “If this race was over 1800m it would be right up his alley, maybe a few will be too quick for him over the mile, we would like a drop of rain but the forecast is fine.” Nolan added.


He is a good city class stayer on his day Drumshanbo and it looks as though he is in for a very nice preparation. He may be worth a look in exotics this weekend, but keep an eye out for him in the coming weeks.


Miss Imagica was also nominated but Nolan has decided to avoid the 1500m with her and she will run next week at Doomben over 1200m. Michael just felt that race was a better target than the race at Eagle Farm. She comes off a win, and her run to only get beaten narrowly at Ipswich behind Epic is a very good form line and she can be winning.



**Just a note that I have updated the Blackbookers page with the best 3 performances from the Grafton carnival. (Through my eyes)



**Also Racing Queensland have today been granted extra funds from the Bligh government for their infrastructure projects across QLD. For more information you can see the article on the Racing Queensland website http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/Articles_ViewArticle.aspx?id=1281