Desleigh Forster shelved plans to send Adebisi to Sydney first-up and instead expects the stakes winner to launch his campaign on the right note at home in Brisbane.
Last year’s George Moore Stakes winner will have a pipe-opener to his defence of that Group Three event when he steps out in Saturday’s Salt Design Handicap (1000m) at Eagle Farm.
Stablemate Easy Running will also resume at the meeting in the Paynter Dixon Handicap (1200m) with the George Moore Stakes (1200m) also a target for him along with the remaining two races of the Summer Series in Brisbane.
“Adebisi was going to run in Sydney next Saturday but when the nominations came up for this race I thought we might as well start him off here at home and he hasn’t been too badly weighted really (with 59kg),” Forster said.
“Hopefully he can win and he probably won’t run again until the George Moore Stakes after tomorrow.
“I’m just going to space his runs out and keep at least three weeks between runs.
“He had a nice easy trial at Deagon last week and even though he’ll improve on what he does tomorrow, he’s forward enough to be very competitive.”
Both runners are favourites and while Forster said they would improve, she expects their ability to carry them a long way.
While Adebisi will remain in Brisbane for the time being, Forster said she was looking at an interstate trip for the sprinter in January.
Easy Running, winner of the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1000m) first-up last preparation, hasn’t started since his sixth in the Queensland Guineas in June.
“Going from a three-year-old to four-year-old, some find it a little bit hard but he seems to have taken the next step,” Forster said.
“He hasn’t been knocked around in his two trials but I’m really happy with him.
“He’s grown and matured.”
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