VIEW ARCHIVES (26173 articles)

<< Back
Adebisi Oakleigh Plate bound after Rubition Stakes win
09 Feb 2013 | By James Buckley - 

Adebisi and Craig Williams, picture Quenton Lang,

The Queensland speedster Adebisi is Oakleigh Plate bound after a gutsy win in the $150,000 Group 3 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Desleigh Forster five-year-old was at his lightning best on his Melbourne debut, shooting straight to the front and leading to the 300m before holding off Rescue Mission in a dog fight to the post.

Forster said the run was a warm-up for the $400,000 Oakleigh Plate in a fortnight where he’ll potentially run into crack sprinters Barakey and Shamal Wind.

“He’ll stay on now and run in the Oakleigh Plate, that was the main aim,” Forster said.

“This was just to give him a run around Caulfield and to get him used to it.

“It was a good tough effort. Before he won in Sydney they thought he was a bit weak but he went to Sydney and he toughed it out and he toughed it out again today.

“He’s tough and brave, he’s a Queenslander what do you expect.”

Adebisi was given seven weeks to prepare for the Rubiton after a similar performance to win the Razor Sharp Quality at Warwick Farm prior to Christmas.

He’s looking to become the second Queenslander in as many years to win the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate after Robert Heathcote’s Woorim claimed the race last year.

In other news Darley's Peter Snowden has tightened his grip on this month’s Gorup 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) after winning both Preludes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Kuroshio grabbed a narrow win in the colts and geldings’ race before the impressive Guelph chased down stablemate Montsegur in the fillies’ event.

Adelaide galloper Miracles Of Life remains the favourite at $3 to win the $1m two-year-old sprint in a fortnight.

Guelph has bridged the gap and is now a $3.50 chance while Kuroshio is listed a $26 hope.

Guelph and Kerrin McEvoy, picture Quentin Lang,

»Track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Randwick

»Thursday, Friday and weekend form

»Williams hoping for Divine assistance

»Track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Flemington

»Follow the market movers

»Ramdhani update on Randwick Course Proper ahead of July Sprint meeting

»The Hayes report on Saturday's stable runners

»Thompson’s star continues to rise

»The Waller update for Saturday

»No luck for Mertens at Sandown

»Winx to trial at Randwick

»Pakenham-Synthetic meeting transferred to Bairnsdale

»Better wins in store for duelling fillies Dahooil and Long Time Ago

»Nine for the July Sprint

»Outcome of appeals of NSW jockey's Corey Brown And Mathew Cahill

»Byerley return a boost for staying races

»Williams to ride She Will Reign

»Lankan Rupee a surprise Memsie contender

»Newitt hand up for We've Got This ride


©Copyright 2006 - 2017 Thoroughbred News.
All rights reserved
Development and Design by Web Element