GLENLOGAN PARK'S stallions have been firing on all cylinders of late with a mountain of winners coming for Queensland's leading sires from all over the country.
Last Wednesday it was Falvelon's Adelaide runner Raise A Dream getting the ball rolling for the GP boys as he demolished his rivals in South Australia whilst, closer to home it was Show A Heart's 5YO gelding Bribie delivering the goods here at Doomben.
One day later at the Gold Coast meeting and Queensland's Champion Stallion Show A Heart once again fronted up, delivering a double for his followers as Brigadoon Express and Solar Heart swooped over their rivals.
On Friday it was Bradbury's Luck's Exceptionally promising 4YO The White Hope (pictured Trackside Photography) running his rivals ragged as he easily broke 1.10 for his 1200m gallop around the Ipswich course, just failing to lower a 17 year-old class record by 0.02 seconds.
All of this despite being eased down from a furlong out indicates he is a galloper of high promise and one that can be followed closely over the next few months. That same night, in Victoria, Falvelon also unearthed a potential top-liner when Classic Flavour saluted impressively at just his second race day start.
Saturday's racing for the farm included winners such as Tragedy (by Jet Spur), Skate on By (by Bradbury's Luck), Surpasser (by Falvelon) and Happy Rebel and Won A Heart (both by Show A Heart).
Earlier this week, amongst a host of further victors, a few worthy of mention include the flying 2YO gelding by Bradbury's Luck named In Cahoots – who gave his rivals an absolute galloping lesson at his debut in Scone on Tuesday.
Rarely do youngsters show as much natural gate speed as In Cahoots did, who simply flew the gates and gave nothing else a hope as he bounded 3 lengths in front of the field whilst they were all still trying to gather themselves. In the end, the Bradbury's 2YO was eased down to win by 5 lengths and looks to have a terrific future in front of him.
Wednesday's metropolitan racing saw Jet Spur's highly talented gelding Heza Jetsetter deliver his opposition a spanking as he waltzed away with a 5 length victory at Eagle Farm.
A few minutes later, over in South Australia, and Jet Spur struck once again as Halayr Jet produced a barnstorming finish to overpower his rivals and salute running away. Whilst the day was rounded off nicely for Glenlogan when Bradbury's Luck's 5YO King Utah finished too strongly for his opponents at Warwick Farm.
Three other runners worth mentioning as following for the future are the Singaporean treble of Tiger Master and Cash Luck (both by Bradbury's Luck) as well as Super Ninety Seven (by Show A Heart). This trio all finished as runner-ups last Friday night after luckless runs in transit and all three can win at their next outings.
THIS WEEK'S RACING!
GLENLOGAN PARK will typically have plenty of chances again this weekend – with quality racing right around the country.
Kicking off the chances for the GP progeny will be Falvelon's stakes winning gelding Excellantes in the $100,000 Major Putts Hcp from Moonee Valley tonight.
Trained by the vey much in-form Rob Heathcote, Excellantes (pictured Trackside Photography) ) looks to have a terrific chance of opening his interstate record provided things go his way.
"He is on song and ready to rip," Rob declared yesterday.
"The question marks are the big weight (60kgs), night racing and the first time at the Valley, however he worked every bit as good as Buffering here earlier in the week and if he can overcome those obstacles he will be in this for a very, very long way. We certainly think he can be extremely competitive and he is a quality galloper."
Show A Heart's Champion WA 2YO from last season, Luke's Luck, will resume against the older horses in the $125,000 G3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday and trainer Trevor Andrews has been delighted with the way his charge has progressed in recent weeks.
Pitted against some of the best older horses in Perth tomorrow, Trevor is confident Luke's Luck can acquit himself well, however he admits a victory would surprise.
"He is still quite on the large side and will definitely need this run to tighten him up," Trevor said. "There appears to be a real lack of pace in the race and I suspect the on-pacers will sprint home a bit too quick for the backmarkers – and that is where we will be. However all we are hoping for is to see him hit the line nicely as his main mission will be third up against his own age group in the (G2) Guineas. That is when I expect everyone will see him at his peak. He has developed into a very imposing colt and will only benefit from going around."
Racing in Queensland on Saturday sees the normal number of winning hopes for the Glenlogan team of sires.
At Doomben, the 2YO race unearths the first Saturday runner for Real Saga (pictured) in the debutant Choose A Saga.
Prepared on the Sunshine Coast by Darryl Hansen, Choose A Saga has really pleased his trainer in the lead up to his opening race, although he concedes he will take plenty of benefit from the outing.
"He has had two unofficial jump-outs and performed very well in both," Darryl stated. "The first one was against his own age group over 400m and he gave them all a toweling and then on Tuesday we let him bowl over 1000m against the older horses and he finished a nice second but was never pushed out. He has come through that hit-out in good order and has always impressed me from the moment we first threw a saddle on his back. It will be a tough ask when you have to concede race-day experience to a couple of handy horses from the Schweida (Octane Flyer) and Heathcote (Greytfilly) yards – but our guy has done everything right and I think he has a nice future."
Darryl will also saddle up a Show A Heart first starter in the same race in the shape of Vo Heart.
"This colt really impresses me although he will need the outing and will benefit dramatically from the experience," Darryl added. "He is not going to be at his top for 12 months or more but he is a terrific type and I am sure will continue to develop into a really nice horse. Watch for him down the track as he will probably just have the one run before we send him to the paddock."
The other Glenlogan Park bred runner in the juvenile contest is the Bradbury's Luck filly Grandkids Rock for the Scott Morrissey stable.
This filly found plenty of trouble on debut here on October 6 after a strong trial win a few weeks beforehand, but hopefully will be able to take up a much more forward position this week from her good gate and may be one of the surprise packets in what looks a strong contest.
The 3YO QTIS race from Doomben (R5) will see highly impressive last start Jet Spur winner QFighter line up for his trainer Mathew Dunn. The imposing grey cold not have been more imposing two weeks ago as he charged home late at the Gold Coast over the 900m to deliver a crushing blow to his opposition.
"We have put the hood on him this week for the first time as he has just been getting a little lost in the early part of his races," Matt said. "Hopefully this will keep him a little more focused and he can conserve his energy for his finishing burst – which is quite explosive. From the good gate (barrier 2) we will see how the race pans out in the early stages but it gives us good options and the horse is adaptable enough to either take up a position or to sit in behind them for one last sprint. He has done very well since his first up run and hopefully he will be there fighting out the finish."
Jet Spur will also have another terrific chance of taking the prize just two races later when D'Jet, for Caitlin Lavin, and Flying Jet, Kelly Schweida, line up over the 1350m. Both horses have plenty to suggest they can be competitive, although one will be on-pace (D'Jet) and the other will need to come from the tail of the field (Flying Jet). The best chance of the pair probably lies in the pattern of the day.
Other noteworthy runners for Glenlogan include Falvelon's 3YO filly Falonleah (Gold Coast R2), Show A Heart's 4YO filly Showrun (Gold Coast R5), Jet Spur's 3YO gelding Torero (Gold Coast R6), Show A Heart's mare Tranquera in the $150,000 G3 Mares race from Moonee Valley on Saturday, Jet Spur's 3YO gelding Captain Spur (Toowoomba R3) and also his 4YO mare Doug's Jet (Toowoomba R5).
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