Trainer Desleigh Forster is glad wonder mare Black Caviar will be absent from this year's Brisbane winter carnival following the emphatic all the way victory from her stable star Adebisi at Doomben on Saturday.
Adebisi, ridden by Chris Munce, led all the way for a commanding 2-1/4 length win over Magic Millions Cup winner Spirit Of Boom in the Listed Bribie Handicap (1100m).
Sydney sprinter Latin News was a further short half head away.
Forster has earmarked the G1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on May 12 as the prime winter carnival target for Adebisi who was having his first start since failing in the Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1200m) at the Gold Coast in January.
Black Caviar won last year's BTC Cup but is expected to head to Adelaide this year.
"We may be aiming a bit high going to the BTC Cup with him but that's his aim at this stage," Forster said.
"It was a big win and he did a super job after being caught three wide early on.
"He can reel off fast sectionals but that's how to ride him."
Munce, who also won the Listed Queensland Day (1350m) on Morning Captain, is amazed with the improvement shown by Adebisi.
"He's a very good sprinter now and has matured a lot since the last time I rode him some time ago," Munce said.
"He's a real little racehorse now and can mix it with the best of them.
"We had to work a little hard to get to the front but once he did he exploded away."
Trainer Tony Gollan was thrilled with Spirit Of Boom's performance after the track was downgraded to slow during the day.
"He's far better on top of the ground and we didn't come here expecting a slow track," Gollan said.
"His sectionals were super and it was his best first-up run ever.
"I'm still a little unsure but he'll probably run next in the Victory Stakes and he could back-up in the Prime Minister's Cup a week later."
Spirit Of Boom's long term goal is the G1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm in June.
Adebisi looks set for a rematch with Spirit Of Boom in the weight-for-age G2 Two Victory Stakes (1200m) at Doomben in a fortnight.
Racing Queensland webnews April 14
Photo: Graham Potter