Glenn Davis December 19, 2012
Desleigh Forster is confident her decision to tackle the Listed Razor Sharp Stakes at Warwick Farm with Adebisi will pay off.
Forster was in a dilemma whether to send Adebisi interstate for Sydney's 1200-metre feature or remain on home soil with the five-year-old for the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.
"It was a tough decision but we finally decided on to give him his chance in Sydney and not accept here," Forster said. "He's drawn well with barrier three in the Razor Sharp and I'm hoping he'll run well."
Hugh Bowman has been booked to ride Adebisi in the Razor Sharp.
Forster also plans to start stablemate Poste Restante in the G3 Summer Cup (2400m) at Randwick on Boxing Day.
The former New Zealand mare earned her chance in Sydney after recording four wins from five starts for Forster since being transferred from Kiwi trainer Howard Matthews after the Brisbane winter carnival.
Jockey Michael Cahill has won on the daughter of Postponed at her past three starts and will make the trip to Sydney to continue his association.
Adebisi faded over the final stages last start to finish fifth, less than two lengths from winner Startsmeup in the G3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm earlier this month.
Forster believes Adebisi's big weight contributed to the sprinter's downfall which was in contrast to his easy three lengths win on a heavy track in his comeback over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm on November 10.
"He had a big weight in the George Moore and it was his first run in a month," Forster said.
"He couldn't get going when he was asked to accelerate under his big weight."
Forster will be represented in the Lough Neagh Stakes by Easy Running who failed to produce his best when he tailed off in the George Moore Stakes.
Promising stablemate I'm Cool will make his comeback in a 1200-metre Class Six at Doomben on Saturday.
The four-year-old has won three of his four starts but hasn't raced since scoring a decisive win in an 1110-metre Class Six at Doomben in September.
Age: 5yo Sex: g Colour: ch Prizemoney: $581,500
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: 3 (1200m), 2 (1110m), 3 (1000m)