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Racetree Stud sire, Hotel Grand opened the 2yo Metropolitan season in style with his leggy filly Never Despair taking out the 2yo QTIS Fillies Plate (1000m) at Eagle Farm.
Never Despair (pictured – Trackside Photography) began evenly for Jockey Jim Byrne and settled in the second half of the field out wide until straightening when she unleashed a paralysing burst, coming from well back to get up in the last couple of bounds.
Trainer, Toowoomba-based Michael Nolan was quietly confident going into the race after the filly’s impressive debut in the Fitton Hopeful Plate two weeks ago, when she motored home for a closing sixth despite missing the kick by almost five lengths and being wide throughout the race.
“This filly keeps improving everytime she goes out and when all the stars align she could be very good,” said Nolan.
“She was ducking and bobbing and weaving in the run and is still very green but she was just so strong at the end – thank God we didn’t turn her out after the Fitton.”
Never Despair collected a cool $74,000 for connections thanks to the QTIS and QTIS 600 bonuses.
They will decide in the coming days whether to continue on or turn the youngster out for a brief spell.
“We have to sit down and work out which way we go now, as this filly looks to be an ideal Magic Millions candidate,” said Nolan.
It was the first of four wins on the day for Byrne, while Nolan had a winning double with Scarlett Jo also saluting.
Queensland’s Champion 2yo Sire, Jet Spur continues his success with talented filly Emmalene winning the 3yo QTIS Airasia.com Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Ridden by Larry Cassidy, Emmalene (pictured – Trackside Photography) overcame a wide passage to down Another Superior by a short neck with a half head to third placegetter Dorchester.
Emmalene, who had a victory over the promising State Of Wealth at Caloundra at her first start, was knocked down to trainer Liam Birchley for $110,000 at the Magic Millions sales.
Birchley will see how she pulls up following her first outing on a rain-affected track before deciding if she’ll go to Melbourne.
“There’s a three-year-old filly’s race on Oaks day which looks suitable for her,” Birchley said.
“But she won’t be going unless she pulls up well.”
Birchley believes Emmalene has a bright future but is confident she’ll improve further when he uses blinkers on her for the first time.
Queensland’s Champion Stallion, Show A Heart, has once again shown why he has taken out the award for three consecutive years – not a week goes by where he doesn’t notch up the winners.
Racing Heart, (pictured – Trackside Photography) one of Brisbane’s most consistent gallopers and one of the state’s best wet trackers added to his impressive record, saluting in the sixth at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
With the day’s dominant hoop, Jim Byrne on board, the six year old,  showed his propensity for heavy tracks by defeating Chilled and the Sydneysider Timetable in the Walsh Douglas Lawyers 1800 metre Handicap.
Racing Heart, by Show A Heart from Miss Exec, is real a swimmer with his heavy track record now four starts for three wins and one second
His overall record stands at 28 starts, 8 wins, 3 seconds and 4 thirds banking over $230,000 in prizemoney for connections.
Clear Mountain Fairview was celebrating on Saturday, closely connected to three metropolitan winners before toasting their own success.
2yo Fillies Plate winner Never Despair and the ever-consistent Fillydelphia, who took out Race 4 at Eagle Farm, were both broken-in, pre-trained and spell at the Greenmount-based Stud while Race 5 winner, Scarlett Jo, spells there.
But not-to-be-outdone, the Frappell’s continued Clear Mountain’s good form that night, cheering on their own winner  with freakish short-course specialist Tycoon Tattoo (pictured) powering home in the 850m sprint at Clifford Park.
He broke both the class and track record and has now won seven from eight on the Toowoomba track.
Test results should be back today to confirm exactly what the mystery illness is that killed 17 horses at a Kooralbyn property over the past few days.
A number of horses died, while others had to be euthanased as a result of the illness.
Hendra Virus has been ruled out, but all necessary precautions have been taken.
It is believed the horses became ill as a result of a toxic weed, however that will be confirmed when the post mortem results are returned.