Gangly gelding Sneaky Glance is headed to the Grafton Guineas after making it three wins from three starts for trainer Toby Edmonds.
Sneaky Glance responded to hard riding from Jeff Lloyd to give Edmonds his 60th metropolitan win for the season in Wednesday’s Gallopers Club Hcp (1660m) at Doomben.
“He is unbeaten for us since coming from Sydney and he is getting better with racing. Today was his test at 1600 metres which is the Grafton Guineas distance,” Edmonds said.
“I thought he was in trouble at the 600 but when he got going he picked them up quickly. He is a big gangly horse and he is maturing with racing.”
Tegan Harrison won’t be letting front runner Court’s Star out of her sight for long after they combined to run the field into the ground in the Giddy Up Club Hcp (1660m).
It was Court Star’s sixth win taking his prize money to $202,000 and earning him a spell after 11 months of racing.
Court Star had led to the 200m in the Listed Ipswich Cup at his previous start before fading to finish sixth.
“He has been in work since last August except for ten days off for Christmas. So he deserves a break after today,” Wilcox said.
“Court’s Star is actually going out to Tegan’s property for a spell so she can keep an eye on him.”
Earlier, trainer Chris Anderson cemented his relationship with Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Think Big Stud when Datuk Zedragon won the maiden (2200m).
“There aren’t many better bred horses than Datuk Zedragon as his dam Zazabelle ran third in a Melbourne Cup,” Anderson said.
He has several other horses for the stud including the handy Subsolar and Colour of Money.