Glenn Davis November 22, 2012
Desleigh Forster has one of the best strike rates in the land and she sees no reason why it can't continue at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Forster will saddle up Easy Running in the Listed Keith Noud Handicap (1200m) and Starlin in the Broncos Class Six Handicap over the same distance.
The Eagle Farm trainer is having one of her best seasons ever and notched up her 13th victory from her past 20 starters when former Kiwi mare Poste Restante was successful at Eagle Farm last week. Easy Running is easily the pick of Foster's pair but faces a tough task in a quality Black-Type event.
"I think Easy Running will be hard to beat again," Forster said.
"He's got a lot of things in his favour this time.
"He's drawn ideally in barrier two and has a lightweight.
"He's also back on a good track which is a lot more to his liking after he ran on a heavy track last start."
Forster gave Easy Running two barrier trials prior to the four-year-old's comeback when third to wet-track specialist Jugahlation over 1200 metres at Eagle Farm last month.
"He's improved a lot since then and has really come on," she said.
Easy Running, who won the Listed Mick Dittman Plate at Eagle Farm during the Brisbane winter carnival, is set for a showdown with star stablemate Adebisi next start in the G3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 8.
The George Moore Stakes is the first leg of the Doomben Triple Crown series which also features the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben a fortnight later and the Listed Bernborough Handicap (1615m) the following week.
"I'm giving Adebisi a jump out next week which should top him off for the George Moore," Forster said.
Adebisi defied the conditions to score his first win on a heavy track with an easy three lengths win over 1000 metres in his comeback at Eagle Farm last month.
Age: 4yo Sex: g Colour: b Prizemoney: $403,500
Sire: Easy Rocking Dam: Melrose Gardens (NZ) (by Marju (IRE)
Trainer: Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm
Colours: Orange and purple diagonal stripes, pink sleeves, orange cap, purple pom pom
Owners: A J Havig, D M Forbes, G D Forbes, D J Perrier, Ms L Cunningham, Miss A Kenny, T Golinski & Forkbiz Australasia Syndicate (Mgr: G J Peterson)
Wins: 1 (1200m), 1 (1110m), 1 (1000m), 1 (900m)