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Grafton Race Preview Friday Dec 2

Sebring three-year-old Cosgrove could earn himself a Brisbane start later in the month if he continues to impress trainer Nev Stewart and owner Stuart Ramsey at Grafton on Friday.

Grafton Race Preview Friday Dec 2

Sebring three-year-old Cosgrove could earn himself a Brisbane start later in the month if he continues to impress trainer Nev Stewart and owner Stuart Ramsey at Grafton on Friday.

Formerly trained in Sydney by Bjorn Baker, Cosgrove Horseform was sent to Stewart's Grafton stables just a few weeks ago and immediately broke through with a terrific win on November 20. Starting the $1.80 favourite, Cosgrove easily won a Maiden (1400m) at Grafton by four lengths.

Stewart believes the three-year-old can take the next step in Friday's Neil Johnson Memorial Class 2 Hcp (1400m).


"He's a horse who shows promise and hopefully he can win again on Friday," said Stewart, who these days just trains a small team of horses.

"I'd only had him a short time before he started at Grafton the other day, but he had worked very well since he'd arrived here and we expected him to win.

"And he won a bit better than I'd expected. He didn't beat a great deal, but I think he's a horse who can go on with it and hopefully he takes the next step on Friday. All going well, we may look for a race in town (Brisbane) for him at the end of December."

Stewart is also having success with another fairly recent stable acquisition in Push The Sky Away who will line up in the Class 3 Hcp (1700m) on Friday.

Formerly trained by Henry Dwyer in Victoria, Push The Sky Away has had five starts for Stewart since mid-September for two wins, a second and two fourths. The Reset mare won at Port Macquarie on October 17 and again at Ballina at her latest outing on November 11.

"We got her for $6000 at a tried horse sale down in Victoria so she's already proving to be a handy buy," said Stewart.

"She's going well and hopefully she can get another win on Friday. Her and Cosgrove should race very well and but you always need luck on your side."

Scott Thurlow will ride Push The Sky Away while Ben Looker partners Cosgrove.

There are nine races on Friday's Grafton program. The rail is in its true position and the track is currently rated a soft 5.

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