Dr Why Not & Madeline Wishart Win The First Race On Queensland Guineas Day
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Back-to-back winners were the order of the morning in the first two races of the day at Eagle Farm, with Dr Why Not and Traduce saluting in their respective races.
The son of Love Conquers All has progressed through the grades nicely this preparation, winning a Benchmark 62 and a Class 2, before running second at Doomben to the highly promising Weona Smartone.
He franked that form at his next outing in a tough win at Eagle Farm over 1200m, fending off Euro Belle in the concluding stages.
Despite being firm in the market, there were plenty of doubters surrounding the opening favourite’s credentials at 1400m, but he showed his will to win was superior to his rivals.
After jumping cleanly, apprentice Madeleine Wishart took the gelding to the front and was able to hold off the heavily backed Roasted to win the Benchmark 75 Handicap by half a length.
It was Wishart’s first ride on the four-year-old, and an extra special one at that as her parents are part owners.
The first three horses in the running were the first three past the post, including trainer Scott Morrisey’s other runner, The Dark.
While Morrisey has eyes for a 1400m race in about a month’s time and has eyes for a mile race, winning rider thought the seven furlongs was his limit, saying he just started to knock up late, with the even sectionals and her three kilogram claim being a big help.
Traduce Gets Back-To-Back Wins At Eagle Farm
Traduce, out of G2 winner Villifye (O'Reilly) makes it two in a row at @EagleFarmRacing! 👏 The son of Savabeel was WS bred & sold for $190k at @KarakaChat. Congrats to owners M Kamp, K Fuller & owner/trainer Maryann Brosnan. 🥂 pic.twitter.com/56dHKj96Id
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The stayers got their chance in the second race of the day in a 2212m Benchmark 78, which was again won by a last start winner in Traduce. Maryann Brosnan’s four-year-old Savabeel gelding was given a good ride by Robbie Fradd after being a touch slow away.
The South African hoop was full of praise of his mount, and supported the trainer’s Winter Carnival aspirations.
“He switched off beautifully,” Fradd said.
“The horse has improved so much and got better again today.”
With Brosnan planning a potential seven-day back-up into the 2400m Gold Coast Cup next weekend before a tilt at the Grafton Cup at the end of the Grafton Carnival, Fradd hopes he can continue the partnership.
“He’ll be a good carnival horse,” he said.
“He’s a nice stayer, he’s young.
“He’ll be a very nice stayer over the carnival.”