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MERRY XMAS
DISCREET MILLIONS HOPE
Queensland bred filly Discreet, (pictured) by Show A Heart, emerged as one of the key players in January’s $2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic following an outstanding win in Saturday’s listed Calaway Gal Stakes at Eagle Farm.

A $50,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase, Discreet shot clear of her rivals in the straight when clicked up by jockey Chris Munce and she raced clear to win by three and a half lengths from the Patinack Farm debutante Dysfunction, while the warm favourite Snipzu was third, a long neck further back.

“She was never going to get beaten,” an impressed Munce told AAP.

“It was just a matter of her getting the right splits.”

“Queensland can be thankful we have to really top chances for the Magic Millions,” he added.

Discreet looks set to clash with Sizzling in the Bruce McLachlan Stakes at Group Three level in a fortnight.

Bookmakers reacted to the outstanding three and a half length of Discreet by slashing her price from about $26 to $4.50 and to the head of markets.

Discreet is the 15th stakes winner for Glenlogan Park’s leading Brave Warrior stallion Show a Heart.

QUEENSLAND TRIFECTA
Queensland bred runners scored an impressive trifecta in the Listed Gold Edition Plate at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Biggles (pictured – courtesy Dan Costello Racing), by Jet Spur, Easy Rocking’s 3yo gelding, Easy Running and Show A Prince, by Show A Heart brought home the money, but not without some controversy.
The Desleigh Forster-trained Easy Running ($5.50) was first past the post with a length margin to spare over Biggles ($6) but lost the race in the stewards’ room.
Biggles’ rider, apprentice Timothy Bell, fired in an objection alleging Easy Running shifted in two horses at the 150 metres mark.
Stewards took little time to uphold the objection and relegate Easy Running to second.
Biggles’ trainer Noel Doyle believes his three-year-old, who also won at Eagle Farm at his previous start earlier this month, is on target for the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.
Forster hopes to seek revenge with Easy Running when her three-year-old clashes again with Biggles in the Group Three Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben in two weeks.
DUAL CHAMBER
Quality Toowoomba mare Dual Chamber, (pictured) by Show A Heart, will likely head to the Bernborough Handicap after doubling her stakes win count in Saturday’s listed Just Now Handicap (1300m) at Eagle Farm.

Prepared by renowned horseman Rex Lipp, Dual Chamber showed great acceleration in the straight to race clear of the favourite Skating on Ice (by another Glenlogan Park Sire – Bradbury’s Luck) and win brilliantly.

“She’s been very temperamental and a real headache before now, but we’ve finally got her cured,” Lipp told AAP.

“I’m really not sure what to do with her now but I’d say the Bernborough will be her next goal.”

Dual Chamber is turning out a great earner for her connections – a cool $348,500 earned from 28 runs – of which includes 10 runs in the first three.

That’s not bad considering the Oakwood Stud graduate could have been yours for just $40,000 at the 2008 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast.

Dual Chamber hails from a famous Queensland family – the same distaff pedigree as stars including Shiva’s Revenge, Scenic Warrior, Lolita Star, Femina Fashion and multiple South African Group One winner Happy Archer.
QLD DOMINATES THE CARD
“Don’t waste your time by coming North” – that’s the message to Southern runners after Queensland-bred gallopers once again dominated the Brisbane program on the weekend.
The Maroon’s claimed an impressive five of the eight events at Eagle Farm including:
Race 3: Calaway Gal Stakes – Discreet (Show A Heart)
Race 5: Origin Kebabs Hcp – Carry Me Bluey (pictured – courtesty Dan Costello Racing) (Carry The Flag)
Race 6: Just Now Quality Listed – Dual Chamber (Show A Heart)
Race 7: Gold Edition Plate Listed – Biggles (Jet Spur)
Race 8: Mother Energy Class 6 Hcp – Prost (Show A Heart)
Prost continued Patinack Farm’s recent run of success in Queensland with a yet another dazzling finish.
The Patinack Farm stable has been in great form with Brett Killion now in charge of Nathan Tinkler’s Queensland operation.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
The TBQA Committee would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and that Santa is good to you!