Glenlogan runners Saturday

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If anyone needed proof of the ever increasing influence that the Glenlogan Park stallions are having on the Queensland racing scene, then they really only need to glance through the major races in this state over the next few days to dispel any doubts.

As is usual with Brisbane metropolitan racing these days, Glenlogan Park sired runners will have a strong part to play on the day’s proceedings. Race 1 for the 2YO’s sees the debut of the Falvelon filly You’re So Lucky from the astute Steve O’Dea stable and the 2nd race start for Jet Spur’s youngster Mock Me Not racing out of the in-form Pat Duff yard. Both youngsters were purchased from the draft of Glenlogan Park at last year’s Magic Millions QTIS Sale and both have shown their respective stables that they have nice futures awaiting them. “We have given You’re So Lucky a couple of unofficial jumpouts and she has shown good ability in both,” Steve O’Dea said. “Being her first race start she will obviously derive plenty of benefit from the experience but, if the track is not too rain affected, then I think she will acquit herself well.” Pat Duff is also hoping his 2YO can put her best foot forward. “We won in town with her full sister (Jet Star Girl) on Wednesday and I am sure this filly will be winning city races at some stage as well,” Pat said. “Tomorrow’s distance is still going to be short of her best as I really feel she is looking for 1400m or further. However if she can jump on terms with them we would like to see her attacking the line and then we can plan for something a little further. She has come through her first run in terrific order and is really tough.”

Race 2 from Brisbane sees three Falvelon mares with undeniable chances and a strong performing Show A Heart mare thrown into the mix to create interest. Falvelon’s trio of Falvelina, Felony Flight and Devils Melody all bring very strong form to the table – although all would also rather see the track as dry as possible to enhance their chances, whilst Show A Heart’s Toowoomba prepared 4YO, Norocos, has not raced for 7 weeks but has been racing in stronger grade of late.

Favlelon will also have a terrific chance in Race 4 from Doomben, with the Brett Bellamy trained Narcelo looking a real value chance in the race. From the ideal alley of 4, the gelding can settle a little closer than recent starts and he possesses a terrific finishing burst. If the 4YO has luck in transit, and the race is run to suit, he looks a wonderful each way chance.

Show A Heart’s lightly raced 3YO filly Tycoon’s Heart looks another good value hope for the Glenlogan team when she lines up in Race 5 from Doomben tomorrow. The David Kelly trained youngster has won 3 of her 6 starts, including her last 2 in succession. Saturday’s race will be her toughest test to date and she will also need plenty of luck from a very awkward barrier, however she possesses more than her fair share of ability and looks to be a galloper on the rise.

Bradbury’s Luck’s ultra consistent 3YO gelding Skater Dude looks the strongest of the Glenlogan entries in Race 6. The Len Trelour prepared grey has now won, or placed, in 5 of his 7 career starts and his last few efforts have been full of merit. Skater Dude was forced to sit wide without cover at his latest start, but was still not beaten far in very good company. Tomorrow he will have the benefit of a nice draw and should get a cozy run throughout. Expect him to be hitting the line hard over the concluding stages.

Falvelon has 2 runners in Race 8 who have already proven themselves at black type level, however tomorrow will need plenty of luck to go their way against a terrific field. Fangles will be out highballing in front, whilst Craiglea Falcon can finish as strongly as nearly any horse in Queensland if the race is run to suit. They will both be big odds, but could lob into a place.

In the final event from Doomben Jet Spur’s absolute flying machine, Thefifthhole, will be coming off a 5 week freshen and dropping back from 1350m to 1110m. If he can jump cleanly, and lead uncontested, he will take a power of running down.

THEFIFTHHOLEJet Spur gelding returning from short letup.

Photo Courtesy – Trackside Photography

Other races scattered across the weekend that will draw plenty of interest for the Glenlogan Park followers include the $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Cup from Caloundra on Sunday, where Show A Heart’s very much in-form mare Dual Chamber will be one of the toughest to beat. Also from that track on that day there is the rich $150,000 QTIS 2YO race and Falvelon’s impressive last start winner, Platinum State, is sure to give a good sight for trainer Bryan Guy, whilst Pat Duff will saddle up Show A Heart’s improving filly Stellenbosch Love in the same event. Across the ocean on Sunday there is a $100,000 Listed 2YO race in Tasmania and Show A Heart’s progressive filly Gee Gee Showgirl will give a good account of herself if she gets some luck in running, whilst racing from Singapore on the same day should see Falvelon’s 5YO gelding Summer Games prove very competitive at decent odds.