The Team Represented Well In The Opener To The Brisbane Carnival

May 10, 2018

The stable will supply a healthy team of runners to the massive day of racing at Doomben on Saturday, May 12 with Miss Dubois, Snitz, Saxton Rock, La Scopa and the feature Doomben 10,000 GROUP 1 over 1200m, see’s Care To Think resume from a spell with Jeff Lloyd aboard jumping from barrier 12.

Ascot Green Chairman's Hcp 2000m

15 MISS DUBOIS (NZ)
7 year old bay mare (1-11-2010) Sire: High Chaparral (IRE) Dam: My Funny Face (Marscay) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mrs J M Wanless
Owners: Rifa Mustang (Mgr: J P Earls)
Colours: White, Red Star And Sleeves

The day kicks Of with Miss Dubois wearing saddle cloth 15 jumping from an awkward barrier 16 with Kathy O’Hara aboard at 54kg with a Hcp rating of 82, when competing in the Group 3, Ascot Green Chairman’s Hcp over 2000m with a field of 16 to run.

Third-up, and has won third-up in the past. First-up eased back early on 8th of 14 starters at Sunshine Coast Hcp Apr 14 over 1400m, 1-3/4 len behind Mishani Honcho carrying 54kg. Second run from a spell slowly away; 4th of 10 starters at this track Plate (C6) Apr 28 over 1630m, 1-1/2 len behind Old Habits carrying 55.5kg.

Race 6 has the team featuring two runners in the Suez Queensland Day stakes over 1350m Of Listed Quality with the top weight, Snitz to be joined by Jeff Lloyd jumping from barrier 9 at 57 kg with a handicap rating of 81 and last start winner Saxton Rock to be paired with Glyn Schofield jumping from barrier 5 with a Hcp rating of 68.

Race 6 - 2:30PM SUEZ QUEENSLAND DAY STAKES (1350 METRES)

1 SNITZ
3 year old bay gelding (31-10-2014) Sire: Snitzel Dam: Tickle My (Perugino (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr K W Breese
Owners: J J Kennedy, Mrs R H Kennedy & P J Kennedy
Colours: Red, Dark Blue Sash, Black And Yellow Hooped Sleeves, Dark Blue Cap

Won successive races at Doomben and Grafton earlier in the preparation and was a solid last start third at Doomben. Rates as one of the key chances again.

Last run eased near 800m and ran wide during race; ran on from midfield; 3rd of 15 runners at this track 3yo Plate Apr 28 over 1350m, 1/2 len behind Marsupial with 57kg. Run before 5th of 15 runners (overraced middle stages; hampered near 600m; wide throughout) at Randwick C'ship Final Apr 7 over 1400m, 3 len behind Victorem carrying 57.5kg.

6 SAXTON ROCK
3 year old bay gelding (17-9-2014) Sire: Snitzel Dam: Rockin Babe (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Luskin Park Stud
Owners: Mrs M J Jacobsen, Mrs C A Lowe, Mrs J M Bella, Mrs J M Mills, Mrs H J Schmidt, Mrs R L Grant, Miss C Bull, Mrs M A Rhodes, Mrs A J Corones, Mrs A M Struik, Mrs K L Dunn & Polly's Girls (Mgr: Mrs L K Polglase)
Colours: Black, Pink Lips, Seams, Sleeves And Pom Pom

Coming off a win at Coffs Harbour. Likely to race off the speed and is carrying more weight than last outing, up 1.5KG.

Last start favourite; won by 6-3/4 len (blundered near 1000m) Coffs Harbour Plate (C2) Apr 27 over 1400m slow track defeating Ten Taubada's carrying 55.5kg. Run before raced on speed throughout then 2nd of 10 runners at Gold Coast Plate (C3) Apr 14 over 1400m, 1 len behind Oneness with 52.5kg. Comes off a nice draw.

Race seven see’s the magic millions the Roses Group 2/2000 m with La Scopa wearing saddle cloth 9 to be joined by Jim Byrne with the duo drawing unfortunately in 17, a Hcp rating of 69 is applicable with a field of 16 to run.

9 LA SCOPA
3 year old chestnut filly (2-9-2014) Sire: Show a Heart Dam: Amalfi Dreams (Testa Rossa) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: M & C Lowe Bloodstock
Owners: M A Lowe, Mrs C A Lowe, N W Lowe, Miss S N Lowe & N C Jenkinson
Colours: Black, Yellow Lightning Bolt, Stars Sleeves And Cap

Won successive races at Grafton and Ipswich earlier in the preparation and didn't get the clearest of runs in the Bracelet last start. Can be in the finish with even luck in running.

Last run slowly away and blocked for run in straight; got back early 8th of 15 starters at this track in the LR Bracelet Apr 28 over 1630m, 4-1/4 len behind Torvill carrying 56.5kg. Before that wide throughout; 2nd of 15 starters at Sunshine Coast in the LR Princess Stks Apr 14 over 1600m, a head behind Improvise carrying 56.5kg.

The feature Kirin Doomben 10,000 over 1200 m of Group 1 status sees a quality field of weight for age runners compete for the $700,000 prize with the stable prepared Care To Think, resuming from a spell to be partnered by Jeff Lloyd jumping from a less than ideal barrier in 12, carrying a Hcp rating of 105 points.

4 CARE TO THINK
4 year old bay gelding (4-10-2013) Sire: So You Think (NZ) Dam: Slippery Madam (Hussonet (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mrs K Taylor
Owners: M J Dunn, M J Doyle, P L Mills, D A Quinn, L Polglase, Mrs H J Schmidt, N V Schmidt, Mrs P J Strauch, R Walters, Ms T A Walters, C A Singleton, B J Gibson, R B Chataway & D N Rogers, The Whoda (Mgr: D Trevaskis), Three Thirty Three (Mgr: D Trevaskis)
Colours: Green, Yellow Vee, Hooped Sleeves And Cap

Won five in a row before a close second in the Liverpool City Cup last start at Randwick. Hasn’t raced for 70-days but has been kept up to the mark with a Murwillumbah trial win and he's a genuine chance at good odds.

Resuming, Finished off last preparation inquiry into performance; 2nd of 12 runners at Randwick in the G3 Liverpool City in Mar over 1300m, slow track; 1/2 len behind Crack Me Up carrying 58.5kg. Previous preparation first-up favourite; won by 2-1/2 len (checked near 800m) this track Plate (C6) in Dec last year over 1200m defeating Pepperano with 54.5kg. Trials have been good leading into this first up run.

Care To Think was sourced by Bloodstock agent Neil Jenkinson, who works closely with leading trainer Matt Dunn, after securingCare To Think out of the 2015 Magic Millions National (June) Sale for a meagre $16,000.

Standing front and centre of the Care To Think fan club is a big contingent of excitable owners, who will no doubt let the Doomben crowd know they're present if Jeff Lloyd can navigate a winning path from barrier (12),  on the four-year-old come Saturday.

"There's one syndicate of 10 owners that own 10 percent, one percent each,They get on the drink and it's like they've won the Lotto every time he wins, Jenkinson said

Care To Think firmed from $21 to $17 for the 10,000 with Ladbrokes on Wednesday.

Good Luck to all runners.