Glenn Davis December 24, 2012
Desleigh Forster couldn't have wished for a better Christmas after landing her first Sydney winner with Adebisi in the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap at Warwick Farm last Saturday.
And to add icing to the cake, stablemate I'm Cool scored a crushing win at Doomben to give the popular Eagle Farm track a two-State double.
"I was over the moon to win with Adebisi but I'm Cool topped it all off when he won at Doomben," Forster said. "Everyone thought Adebisi wasn't very strong but he showed just how strong he can be when he won the Razor Sharp."
Forster currently has the best strike rate of any metropolitan trainer in the country but she admits it's all due to hard work.
"I'm lucky really to have such good staff behind me and we've been getting the rewards this season," Forster said.
Adebisi, ridden by Hugh Bowman, jumped straight to the front and was never headed and fought off a strong challenge from Bound To Blush to win by a neck.
Bowman recommended Forster should return to Sydney in the near future with Adebisi after the gelding took his record to nine wins from 32 starts with prizemoney of $641,000.
I'm Cool will be set for a Class Six at the Gold Coast on Magic Millions days after recording his fourth win from only five starts.
Forster deliberately keeps a small team in work at Eagle Farm, preferring the hands on approach with her stable runners.
"I like to be close to all my horses and having a small number works best for me," she said.
I'm Cool, ridden by Michael Cahill, box seated in the Class Six Plate before scoring by 1-1/4 lengths.
While I'm Cool's win wasn't a total surprise to Forster, she was concerned the four-year-old might need the outing at his first start since mid-September.
"He (I'm Cool) was a bit underdone for that race and he will come on leaps and bounds by the time he gets to Magic Millions day."
Age: 4yo Sex: g Colour: b/br Prizemoney: $128,050
Sire: Falvelon Dam: Bay Breeze (by Belong To Me (USA)
Trainer: Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm
Colours: Green, white horse, white sleeves with green stars, white cap with green stars
Owners: Washpool Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs L R Langbecker)
Wins: 2 (1200m), 1 (1110m), 1 (1000m)