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desleigh3A midweek two-year-old maiden provided plenty of thrills and spills before the aptly named Fun 'N' Games broke through at only his second start in the Skyracing.TV Handicap at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.

The Desleigh Forster-trained Fun 'N' Games led all the way to stroll home by six lengths over Stolen Kisses on the heavy track but not until after giving his jockey Damian Browne a scare in the mounting yard before the race.

Browne, who will ride Oakleigh Plate winner Woorim,  one of three Queenslanders in the G1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on Saturday, had to jump to safety to avoid injury when the youngster took fright after striking a temporary fence in the enclosure.

Fun 'N' Games broke away from his strapper and knocked down six fencing panels before his handler managed to regain control.

Browne made a quick to decision to leap from the saddle after the second panel was destroyed and managed to escape unharmed in his only ride for the day.

Forster was relieved the fencing, which is part of renovation work being carried out at the track, was made of plastic.

"The maintenance work has to be done and I'm glad he didn't cut himself," Forster said.

"If the fence had been made of steel he would have cut himself badly and who knows what damage he would have done to himself.

"He can be a lad at times but I think he's got some ability and I'll talk it over with his owner but he could go to a Saturday race next."

Browne felt Fun 'N' Games' nervy attitude contributed to the saddling enclosure mayhem.

"He had blinkers on for the first time and when his bum hit the first panel he took fright," he said.

The race had a further sensation to come when Toowoomba jockey Gary Geran was dislodged from Sir Knox on the home turn.

Sir Knox appeared to shy away from another runner and veered out sharply sending Geran crashing heavily to the turf.

Geran was shaken but was fortunate to escape unharmed.

Browne is looking forward to riding Woorim in the Newmarket Handicap which also will see his stablemate Buffering and the Jason McLachlan-trained Facile Tiger contest the 1200-metre feature.

Racing Queensland webnews   March 7