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AdebisiGlenn Davis   February 21, 2013
The excitement is building around the Desleigh Forster stable as Adebisi attempts to fulfil the trainer's lifelong ambition.
Forster, who arguably boasts the best strike rate of any trainer in the country, can't fault Adebisi in his attempt to give her a maiden Group One in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Playing a backseat role will be I'm Cool who lines up in the Listed Falvelon Handicap  (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Forster left Adebisi in the care of close friend Peter Moody following the sprinter's brilliant win in the G3 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on February 9.
Craig Williams, who rode Adebisi in the Rubiton Stakes, was suitably impressed and warned the Queenslander would be even better after the experience of his first left-handed run.
With Williams required for topweight Ortensia, Dwayne Dunn takes over in his attempt to win the Oakleigh Plate for the first time.
"His work this week has been a lot better and he seems to be getting around the Caulfield corners a lot better since his Rubiton run," she said.
"He's got a nice barrier and is well weighted so he'll get his chance."
Star Perth sprinter Barakey, who is unbeaten in 11 starts, is the dominant Oakleigh Plate favourite but Forster believes he'll need to be at his top.
Barakey hasn't started since claiming the G1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in November.
"He's obviously very good but he needs to bring his best form from the west here," Forster said.
Meanwhile Forster is confident I'm Cool can bounce back following his third to Whitlam in a Benchmark 84 race at Rosehill on February 2.
I'm Cool was ridden by Jason Collett when he attempted to lead all the way when third, only 2-1/2 lengths from Whitlam.
"It wasn't a bad run but it was just too wet for him down there," Forster said.
"He didn't get through it and he got a little lost coming down the middle of the track."
I'm Cool, who also has an imposing strike rate with four wins and two placings from seven starts, will be given a short break following the Falvelon Handicap before returning to work to prepare for the Brisbane winter carnival.
"It's going to be hard again for him in Brisbane but he'll run well," Forster said.

Adebisi:
Barrier: 6   Age:  5yo   Sex:  g       Prizemoney:  $732,250
Weight:  55kg   Colour:   ch
Jockey:  Dwayne  Dunn      Sire:  Shovhog      Dam: Hell For Leather (by Sanction)
Trainer:  Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm
Colours:  Orange, purple diagonal stripes, pink sleeves, purple pom pom
Owners:  D M Forbes, D J Forster, G D Forbes, M T Collier, A & G Lincoln, T Forbes & A V Vitanza
Wins:     4(1200), 2(1110), 1(1100), 3(1000)
Career:  33:10-3-2 (56.5)