Norm Hilton will press ahead with interstate plans for Norocos despite the mare
falling short in her bid for a hat-trick of wins at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Carry The Fortune,
trained by Sandra O'Sullivan and ridden
by in-form apprentice Tegan Harrison, produced a major upset by downing Haizum
by a neck in the Uniform Management Services Handicap (1000m).
came from near last in the early stages to finish a further three-quarters of a
length away, third.
Fortune's victory was the second leg of a winning double for Harrison, who was also
successful on Lucky Songs in the Johnston Rorke Handicap (1500m).
riders won the opening three races at Eagle Farm with Laura Cheshire also winning
the Programmed Property Services Handicap (1300m) aboard Ain't She Sweet.
who claims three kilograms, has been in great form in the Brisbane metropolitan
area this season and has now ridden 13 city winners including eight in the new
was coming off wins in the Sir James Kirby at Grafton and a last start victory
at Doomben, will still head to Sydney for the Listed Show County Quality
(1200m) at Warwick Farm on August 25.
"I thought it was still a good run despite being
beaten and she tried her guts out," Hilton said.
think 1200 metres would have been more suitable for her but she'll still go
didn't work out for her today. They went too quick early and the way she's racing
she's looking to settle more."
stablemate Bold Glance is headed to Sydney for the G1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at
Randwick in October.
haven't had a look at the program for Norocos past the Show County," Hilton
would be great if she could win at Black-Type level and if she races well
enough she'll probably stay on longer in Sydney.
Glance is having four runs down there starting off with the Warwick Stakes in
two weeks then the Tramway and another race before the Epsom."
Kelly wasn't at Eagle Farm to watch Double Image weaken noticeably to finish last
of the eight runners.
Image has had a history of leg problems and was having only his second start this
campaign following knee surgery to remove bone chips.
Allen was grilled by stewards following Double Image's failure and believed he
may have jarred up on the harder surface.
Queensland webnews August 11
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