Desleigh Forster has only one regret with talented New Zealand mare Poste
Restante ahead of her stable debut in the Kanga Couriers Handicap at Doomben on
couldn't be happier with the way she's coming along but I wish this race was at
Eagle Farm," Forster said.
be much better suited on the bigger Eagle Farm track than around Doomben.
get back in this race but she'll be powering home. The 1200 metres is probably
going to be too short for her."
Poste Restante made a big impression when she
came to Brisbane with Kiwi trainer Howard Matthews for the winter carnival.
She crossed the Tasman after finishing a
close fourth to Miss Artistic in the G1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham before
being runner-up in the G3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni in March.
In her Queensland
debut, Poste Restante finished strongly for third to the Peter Moody-trained
Brambles in the G3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben in May.
The daughter of Postponed subsequently
finished eighth to Quintessential in the G1 Queensland Oaks and 12th to
Brambles in the G1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm in June before Matthews
decided to leave her with Forster after returning to New Zealand.
doing really well in the stables and has had a jumpout," Forster said.
picked out another race for her in a fortnight then I'll assess where to go
there's every chance she could go down to Sydney with Adebisi and Easy
Running will barrier trial over 800 metres at Eagle Farm on Tuesday ahead of
his comeback while Adebisi is likely to resume early next month.
Doughty stable expects another strong showing from Morning Captain in the Iona
College Old Boys Handicap (1200m) after his brave first up defeat at Eagle Farm
four-year-old was heavily supported to start equal favourite but went down in a
three way photo when third behind Too Many Reds and Latin News.
improved since that run and a little bit of sting out of the ground tomorrow won't
hurt him," said assistant trainer Gary Doughty.
raced well first-up and did everything right. It's a similar scenario in this
and he should finish up with a nice run."
Morning Captain cost owner Vince Dickson
only $3,500 as a yearling in Sydney and has returned a healthy profit of more
than $192,000 in prizemoney with four wins from only 12 starts
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