Carmora flying for Forster and Raheen Stud

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Desleigh Forster has a potent strike-rate with Raheen Stud graduates and the combination came good with its latest winner at Doomben on Saturday.

Carmora (3g Stromberg Carlson – Sovereign Road by St Jude) was a runaway winner on debut at the Sunshine Coast earlier this month and he cruised to another soft victory in the Rhino Water Tanks Hcp (1600m). Owner Doug Forbes bought him for $16,000 from Raheen at the 2011 Gold Coast QTIS Sale.

His star stablemate Adebisi will be gunning for a Group 1 first in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield next Saturday. The Shovhog sprinter was a $15,000 Raheen graduate from the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions and has banked over $732,000.

Forster sent Adebisi south late last year and goes into the Oakleigh Plate on the back of victories in the LR Razor Sharp Quality at Warwick Farm and G3 Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield..

The Eagle Farm trainer is already looking towards the Brisbane winter carnival with Camora. “I plan to take him through the grades,” she said. “This horse will stay all day and he may even make it to the Queensland Derby.

“He’s a typical Stromberg Carlson – they all want to get over ground. I will talk to his owners before finalising anything definite.”

Stromberg Carlson (Redoute’s Choice) stood at Raheen before transferring to South Korea where his stock have been very successful. He also sired Secret Garden to bring up a Doomben double in the Reece Plumbing Plate (2000m).

Raheen has 39 lots catalogued for the 2013 QTIS Sale in March. The majority of them are from the second-crop of Raheen sire Publishing. There is also a colt from the penultimate Queensland crop of Stromberg Carlson entered as Lot 341. He is a half-brother to NZ stakes winner Don’t Tell Clang.