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Queensland-bred gallopers continue their dominance right across the country with winners at every major meeting across the weekend.
Eagle Farm:
Race 2: Sky Racing Handicap 1000m – Adebisi (Shovog)
Race 4: Grace Construction 1500m 3yo – Hidden Jewel (Hidden Dragon)
Race 7: Corey Gilby Keith Noud Quality Listed – Listen Son pictured (Big Jesse)
Race 5: Schweppes 3yo & up hcp 1900m – Ashlee’s Jewel (Easy Rocking)
Sandown Hillside:
Race 7: Le Pine Funerals 3yo &up F&M 1000m – Show Up (Show A Heart)
Race 1: Tabozbet.com.au 2yo SW 1100m – Luke’s Luck (Show A Heart)
Glenlogan Park stallions continue to sire winners from one side of the country to the other and back again.
After last week’s Group 1 success for Bradbury’s Luck with Luckgray taking out the $1 million Railway Stakes, the trend continued in Perth when 2yo Luke’s Luck, by Show A Heart (pictured), won the first (1100m) at Ascot.
We then cross the Nullabor, stopping off at Sandown Hillside in Melbourne, where Show A Heart’s 5yo mare Show Up won the seventh over 1000m.
And to round out the trip we simply bypass the Hunter Valley and head back home to the Sunshine State where Bradbury’s Luck’s 4yo mare, Skating on Ice, saluted in race 8 at Eagle Farm, the Class 6 David Jones Handicap over 1200m.
It just goes to show, with a bit of luck, that Queensland stallions can dominate Australia-wide.
Darling Downs bred gallopers had a big weekend, winning three races in Brisbane, as well as the fifth in Canterbury, Sydney.
Wattle-Brae Stud’s new sire Court Command (pictured) is making a name for himself, currently the top Queensland First Season sire and ranked fourth the National list, but their evergreen stallion, Easy Rocking, is scoring week-in-week-out. On Saturday at Canterbury, 6yo mare, Ashlee’s Jewel, took out the fifth over 1900m. Ashlee’s Jewel, like a lot of the Easy Rocking’s, loves soft track conditions and they were made to suit her on Saturday.
Lyndhurst Sire Hidden Dragon has continued on where he left off last season. 3yo filly Hidden Jewel, from the Matthew Dunn stable, made it two from three, winning the fourth at Eagle Farm over 1500m picking up a nice QTIS bonus for connections. This filly was very impressive having to come from the outside gate and is proving that Hidden Dragon is not only a sire of sprinters but is getting winners over a middle distance.
At Eagle Farm on Saturday, former Raheen Stud sire, Shovog 4yo Adebisi showed the benefits of being gelded by winning first-up over 1000m in the Sky Racing Handicap, beating a smart field of sprinters. Adebisi lead from barrier to box and never looked in doubt for jockey Chris Munce, taking his prize money to an impressive $343,000 from just 19 starts.
In the main race of the day, the Corey Gilby Keith Noud Quality over 1200m, 5yo gelding Listen Son, by former Clear Mountain Fairview Stud stallion Big Jesse, went straight to the front from gate 1 and turned his last disappointing Melbourne performance to a barrier-box victory. This son of Big Jesse has been an outstanding performer for the Gollan stable, taking his record to 30 starts for 8 wins and nearly $500,000 in prizemoney.
Racetree stallion Hotel Grand continues to sire winners week in week out around Australia without the usual pomp and ceremony surrounding a lot of stallions.
Hotel Grand, a dual Group One winning stallion of Champion Sire Grand Lodge and broodmare of the year Terrestial, is currently Queensland’s leading second crop sire and is sitting ninth on the National second season sires list with seven winners from twenty three runners & eight placed including Black Type Peter Moody trained filly Metonymy.
In this current season, Hotel Grand found the first two year old fillies winner of the metropolitan season when Never Despair  (pictured) won impressively at Eagle Farm and he has unearthed a real star prospect in the last month in the exciting Alan Bailey trained three year old Brauhauser, winning two of his last three starts.
Other winners include Call Me Paris, Catawampus, So Dominant, Misty Rocket & Suite Success.
It is obvious from current standings that Queensland’s Hotel Grand is destined for bigger things with his three year old crop starting the 2011/12 season in “Grand” style.
***For the BLACKBOOK followers of brissyraces.com.au we have one runner on Wednesday. Little Vicki in Canterbury Race 7 No.9.