Sydney trip on the cards for Adebisi

Another interstate trip is on the agenda for Brisbane sprinter Adebisi following the six year old’s return to the winner’s circle at Doomben last start.

A Sydney trip could be on the cards for Adebsi after winning at Doomben last start.

A Sydney trip could be on the cards for Adebsi after winning at Doomben last start. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Adebisi’s win over 1010m at Doomben on July 12 was the sprinter’s first victory since winning the Group 3 $150,000 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in February 2013.

Eagle Farm trainer Desleigh Fortser has nominated Adebisi for both the $50,000 Open Handicap (1200m) at Doomben and the $85,000 The July Sprint (1150m) on the Kensington track at Randwick on Saturday and will wait until she sees what the handicapper does before finalizing any weekend plans.

“The handicappers haven’t given him a rating yet but I’m assuming it would be high so I would have to look at the weights,” Forster told AAP.

“At the moment I’m favouring Sydney but we’ll wait and see.”

Forster has had success travelling interstate with Adebisi in the past and as well as collecting a Group 3 win at Caulfield, the speedy sprinter also won the Listed $100,000 Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm in December of 2012.

Adebisi will not doubt get his fair share of weight and Forster is sure to call upon the services of a claiming apprentice after Samual Payne was able to reduce the six year old’s weight to 56kgs after his 3kg claim came into force when he won at Doomben.

The Shovhog gelding has been a great money spinner for his connections, which include prominent Brisbane businessman Doug Forbes and media personality Mary Collier, and has earned over $800,000 from eleven wins and eight placings from forty-seven starts.

The Australian Turf Club was forced to extend the nominations for the July Sprint after only receiving eight on Monday morning with most of the entries still racing in restricted class.

While the Brisbane Racing Club also had extended the nominations for the Open Handicap with only thirteen entered with the Robert Heathcote trained Excellantes heading the rating at 103 ahead of Adebisi at 100.

Toowoomba sprinter Mr Favulous, rated 92, is also entered and is looking from a breakthrough win after being runner up at his last four starts, including a last start second to Adebisi at Doomben.


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