Adebisi overcame an outside barrier and a tough run to record a deserved stakes success in today’s $100,000 listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben.
Prepared at the neighbouring Eagle Farm track by Desleigh Forster, Adebisi showed great fighting capabilities over the concluding stages to hold out Bianca Jewel on the outside and Startsmeup on the fence.
Forster has no doubts of the abilities of the talented Shovhog galloper.
“He’s the best three-year-old here (in Brisbane),” she told AAP after the win. “I’ve got no doubt about it.”
“He’s had no luck in a lot of his races because he’s never drawn a decent barrier.”
“I told Scott just before the race not to ride him pretty and to ride for luck and look what he’s done to them.”
“It’s my third listed win and I’m thrilled to see this horse finally get the accolades he deserves.”
“I’ll see how he pulls up but I’d say he’ll go around next Sunday in the Vo Rogue Plate.”
The three-year-old is turning out a great money spinner for his connections having now earned $257,000 from just 12 runs.
He was purchased by Forster for just $15,000 from the draft of Raheen Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Tony Gollan, trainer of the fourth placegetter Spirit of Boom, was wondering what might have been – but said he was looking forward to a return bout with Adebisi.
“The plan was never to lead like that especially as it was his first run this campaign,” Gollan told AAP.
“I can understand what Larry had to do and he was a victim of circumstances when he was caught three wide.”
“We’ll see who is the better horse next week. My horse will go a lot better ridden quiet,” Gollan summed up.
The colt is by Shovhog, a former stakes winning son of Danehill who is going a great job as a sire with Adebisi his fifth individual stakes winner.
He is from Hell for Leather – a seven time winner by Sanction won notched two wins in Brisbane prior to being retired to stud.
Hell for Leather in turn is from a lightly raced Vain mare Virginia Beach – a daughter of the WA Oaks winner and Perth Cup runner-up Gay Affair.
Gay Affair in turn is from the Group Two winning Raconteur mare Dinna Tell – who was also second in a WA Oaks and fourth in a WA Derby.
Winner: Adebisi (Shovhog-Hell for Leather)
Race: BRC Gold Edition Plate LR (1200m)
Sold for: $15,000
Sale: 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Raheen Stud
Buyer: Desleigh Forster
Owner(s): DM Forbes, DJ Forster, GD Forbes, MT Collier, A & G Lincoln, T Forbes & AV Vitanza
Trainer: Desleigh Forster (Eagle Farm