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JAMI LADY blitzes them in Bright Shadow Stakes

JAMI LADY blitzes them in Bright Shadow Stakes

JAMI LADY secured her first black-type success in emphatic style at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The grey mare had previously been stakes placed but won the $125,000 Listed Bright Shadow Stakes in no uncertain terms, dictating from the front and giving nothing else a look...

KEEN ON GOLD breaks through despite missing start

KEEN ON GOLD breaks through despite missing start

Odds-on favourite KEEN ON GOLD overcame a sluggish start to win comfortably at Doomben on Wednesday. Favourite backers would have had their heart in their mouth when the three-year-old gelding missed the start by three lengths, but rider Stephanie Thornton didn’t...

Back to back stakes wins for SCALLOPINI

Back to back stakes wins for SCALLOPINI

The ever-improving SCALLOPINI recorded his second consecutive stakes scalp with a last gasp victory in Saturday’s Listed Hinkler Handicap (1110m) at Doomben. First-up over a distance short of his best, SCALLOPINI and rider Boris Thornton emerged from a midfield...

DON’T DESPAIR dominates

DON’T DESPAIR dominates

The Steve O’Dea-trained DON’T DESPAIR passed a distance test with flying colours at the Sunshine Coast meeting on Friday. Facing the starter for the ninth time in his career, DON’T DESPAIR emerged a resounding winner of the 2200m BM60 Handicap. Jockey Boris Thornton...

JEWELIANA sparkles

JEWELIANA sparkles

Steven O’Dea Racing has prepared four winners from the last three Sunshine Coast meetings, none more impressive than Friday night’s victor JEWELIANA. JEWELIANA drifted in the market to start a $6 chance in the 1400m BM80 Handicap while stablemate GEE TEE TEE was...

GOTTA KISS too classy

GOTTA KISS too classy

GOTTA KISS’s class shone through in less than ideal circumstances at Doomben on Saturday. The Steve O’Dea-trained two-year-old was flushed out three-wide when the pace slowed at the 600m mark. But a composed ride by regular jockey Stephanie Thornton ensured GOTTA KISS...

Veteran Sabkhat upsets odds-on favourite

Veteran Sabkhat upsets odds-on favourite

Stable stalwart SABKHAT caused a boil-over in the 1640m Open Handicap at Doomben on Saturday. The rising 10-year-old gelding was one of the outsiders in the seven-horse field as Get Stuck In went to the barriers a commanding $1.65 favourite. But the race ended in a...

Gee Tee Tee leaves rivals in his wake

Gee Tee Tee leaves rivals in his wake

It was a one act affair in the sixth event at the Sunshine Coast on Friday as the Steven O’Dea-trained GEE TEE TEE won with 5.5 lengths to spare. Sent to the front by Stephanie Thornton, GEE TEE TEE opened up a margin in the home straight to win the 1200m BM62...

Blinkers have desired effect on Tumbler Ridge

Blinkers have desired effect on Tumbler Ridge

The addition of blinkers to the race gear of two-year-old Tumbler Ridge has helped him return to his best form at Doomben. Tumbler Ridge ($3.90) made his run wide from the 600m mark but was too strong for Chris Munce-trained pair Thrasher ($21) and Papaya ($3.30) in...

Tumbler Ridge breaks through at Eagle Farm

Tumbler Ridge breaks through at Eagle Farm

Promising two-year-old Tumbler Ridge lived up to his early season potential when he broke his maiden status and landed some big bets in winning at Eagle Farm. Backed from $7 early in the week to $3, Tumbler Ridge scored by a half length to the brave Bellissimi Amici...

Scallopini gives O’Dea Racing second success in Sunshine Coast Cup

Scallopini gives O’Dea Racing second success in Sunshine Coast Cup

Trainer Steve O'Dea finally had some big-race luck and was rewarded with his second win in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup. O'Dea has had a good season with winners for Scallopini's owners, the Jamie Walter Proven Thoroughbreds syndicate, but luck has deserted them in...

Stable overdue for change of luck in Cup

Stable overdue for change of luck in Cup

No-one would begrudge trainer Steve O'Dea a change of big race luck with Scallopini in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup. O'Dea is having another successful season and is firmly entrenched in the metropolitan trainers premiership top 10 with 17 winners. He went to the...

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