Glenn Davis October 10, 2012
Desleigh Forster predicted a bright future in the Brisbane metropolitan area for former Rockhampton sprinter Dream'n'ignite following the mare's all the way win at Doomben on Wednesday.
Forster, who is about to unveil the stable's big guns, was recommended by long time client Doug Forbes to train the five-year-old when the mare's owners decided to send her south.
The daughter of Monashee Mountain had started 10 times in the Mackay and Rockhampton regions and was having her first start since April when she blew away her rivals for a four length win in a Class Three Handicap (1100m).
"She's always shown me a lot of ability since she came down from Rockhampton," Forster said.
"I thought she was a good thing on her work and I was always confident of taking her to Doomben and winning.
"She looks to have a fair amount of ability and should go on to win in Saturday grade but I'll look at all the options available with her and I might bring her back for one more midweek race.
"Mick Attard trained her when she was in Rocky but Doug Forbes recommended to her owners to send her to me if they were planning to bring her to Brisbane."
Meanwhile Forster is looking forward to the stable debut of former Kiwi stayer Poste Restante who resumes in the Kanga Couriers Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Poste Restante came to Brisbane with Kiwi trainer Howard Matthews for the winter carnival and made a big impression in her Queensland debut finishing third to the Peter Moody-trained Brambles in the G3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben in May.
The daughter of Postponed subsequently finished eighth to Quintessential in the G1 Queensland Oaks and 12th to Brambles in the G1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm in June before Matthews decided to leave her in Brisbane.
"She's had a jumpout and is doing really well in the stables," Forster said.
"She'll probably find this too short but she'll be getting to the line strongly.
"I want to see how she goes in her next couple of runs but there's every chance she could go down to Sydney with Adebisi and Easy Running."
Easy Running is set to have his first barrier trial over 800 metres at Eagle Farm on Tuesday ahead of his comeback while Adebisi is likely to resume early next month.
Age: 5yo Sex: m colour: b/br Prizemoney: $37,750
Sire: Monashee Mountain (USA) Dam: Jibena (by Waajib (IRE)
Trainer: Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm
Colours: Orange, purple diagonal stripes, pink sleeves, orange cap, purple pom pom
Owners: Ms D L Pearce, R K Hinds & C K Wood
Wins: 1 (1250m), 1 (1110m)
Photos Courtesy of Trackside Photography