Adebisi set for second George Moore Stakes

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Stable star Adebisi continued the marvellous winning run of Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Forster has saddled up 11 winners from her past 18 runners – a winning strike rate of 62%.  “I suppose it’s a case of putting the horses in the right races,” she said.  “I don’t nominate for races that are too rich.”

Adebisi (5g Shovhog – Hell For Leather by Sanction) started a red-hot $1.50 favourite and cruised home by three lengths in the Salt Design Hcp (1000m).  He’s rated very highly by Forster and will now attempt to win a second G3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 8.

“He’s a lot bigger and stronger this time in,” Forster said.  “We have been trying to teach him to settle in his races and it suited us when Rocket To Glory led them up today.”

Adebisi won’t start again before the $200,000 George Moore and Forster is still toying with the idea of sending him south for a summer sprint.  “He’s a class horse and I was going to take him to Sydney for a 1200 metre race this weekend,” Forster said.  “But the nominations looked a little light on here and it’s a lot easier to stay home.”

Adebisi is by deceased Raheen sire Shovhog and was a $15,000 buy at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer yearling sale.  Saturday’s victory boosted his record to 8 wins in 30 starts for $577,000 in prizemoney.

He is a younger brother to Doomben winner The Gingermeister who was also trained by Forster for a syndicate including Raheen studmaster Basil Nolan.  Their dam Hell For Leather foaled a Captain Sonador filly in September.