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Brisbane Best- November 26

Best bets Eagle Farm November 26

Brisbane Best- November 26

Private Secretary finds herself in a very winnable race when she lines up in the Colin McAlpine Memorial Classic (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Having run well in both outings last campaign in Group company, Private Secretary returned in good order when third in the Sensis Stakes at Flemington last start behind Sheidel and that form reads well for this.

Only narrowly beaten by Runaway Star in Group 3 company at Morphettville before a spell, the seven-year-old mare comes into this with the best form and Michael Cahill takes the ride for the first time.


Likely to find herself back in the field again today from the wide draw but there is a lot to like about her first up effort and with a terrific second up record looks very hard to beat against these.

Later in the programme Hopfgarten will get his chance when dropping back in grade to tackle the Sky Racing Tatt’s Recognition Stakes (1400m).

Coming off three very competitive runs this campaign, Hopfgarten battled on well to finish sixth in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes last start behind Le Romain and he looks much better suited back to the 1400m trip today.

The Robert Heathcote-trained runner tends to go well here at his home course and likely to settle back in the field will be hitting the line strongly and is currently at solid each way odds of $5.80.

Good Luck!

Bet of the day: Race 6 # 2 Private Secretary @ $2.40

Each way play: Race 7 #1 Hopfgarten @ $5.80

Racing And Sports



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R6 EAGLE FARM 26 November 2016
Colin McAlpine Am Mem. Classic FM , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Lightly raced five-year old mare Elegant Composure took her record to seven wins from nine starts with a good first up win in this Listed race, her first success at stakes level. She settled well in fourth place from her good barrier (3), got a split at the home turn, raced clear at the 200m and then held on to win in good style. The favourite Private Secretary put up a very smart effort. She was eased from her outside barrier (14) and remained in last place in the 14-horse field to the home turn. She commenced a wide move at the 300m and then came with a strong finish for a very good second, her difficult barrier proving costly. Beatniks settled in tenth place, on the rails, got between runners at the 300m and then ran on nicely for a good third.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
10. ELEGANT COMPOSURE (AUS)
6yo Mare
CHRIS ANDERSON
LARRY CASSIDY
55.5
$8.00
 
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - MARSH HARRIER (USA)
Ms B J Perkins, P Biggar, N G & Mrs N M O'Connor, Eight Straight Racing (Mgr: Ms B L Pimm), Coolmirob Racing (Mgr: C G O'Brien) & Anderson Thoroughbreds (Mgr: C Anderson)
2nd  
2. PRIVATE SECRETARY (AUS)
8yo Mare
GREGORY HICKMAN
MICHAEL CAHILL
55.5
$2.63
 
HUSSON (ARG) - SECRETAIRE (AUS)
T R Bonello, C T Power, W S Clegg, P Leondios, S R Woodlands, B R Reader, Mrs J M Power, G D Hickman, Big Apple Racing Synd (Mgr: O R Peters), A & I Racing Synd (Mgr: I D Heathcote) & Eagle Eye Eel Racing Synd (Mgr: J S Gawley)
3rd  
3. BEATNIKS (AUS)
7yo Mare
STEVEN O'DEA
P HAMMERSLEY
55.5
$16.00
 
HARADASUN (AUS) - HIPPY (AUS)
Newgate S F (Mgr: G D Murphy), Hollymount Stud (Mgr: M B Sandblom) & Winstar Farm Llc (Mgr: J Mullikin)
 Jan 12, 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale 1-5, Darling Downs Qld, $30000, STEVEN O'DEA, QLD
 
4th  18. CRUISING SPEED (NZ)
5yo Mare
J & C MEAGHER
JAMES ORMAN
55.5
$13.00
5th  8. SHEISWHATSHEIS (AUS)
6yo Mare
TONY GOLLAN
JIM BYRNE
55.5
$6.50
6th  5. NOTONYOURLIFE (AUS)
6yo Mare
TONY GOLLAN
R FRADD
55.5
$13.00
7th  17. LADY DUPORTH (AUS)
6yo Mare
P & W HULBERT
MICHAEL HELLYER
55.5
$41.00
8th  15. THEMIS (AUS)
5yo Mare
TONY GOLLAN
ALANNAH FANCOURT
55.5
$51.00
9th  11. MY LITTLE FLICKA (AUS)
7yo Mare
BEN AHRENS
MS T HARRISON
55.5
$41.00
10th  6. BUTTERBOOM (AUS)
6yo Mare
JOSEPH PRIDE
GLEN COLLESS
55.5
$7.50
11th  4. FREQUENDLY (AUS)
5yo Mare
LES ROSS
J MALLYON
55.5
$41.00
12th  14. DAISY DUKE (AUS)
6yo Mare
DOUG ROBERTS
BRAD STEWART
55.5
$11.00
13th  9. BURLEIGH BULLET (AUS)
6yo Mare
DARRYL HANSEN
LUKE TARRANT
55.5
$81.00
14th  16. MAGIC I AM (AUS)
5yo Mare
TOBY EDMONDS
J LLOYD
55.5
$13.00


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