Recent winners SHIELD WALL and PONY POWER will be out to continue their consistent form this preparation, while talented mare HARD RULER resumes at today’s Midweek Metropolitan meeting at Doomben.

SHIELD WALL was a dominant winner first-up at Beaudesert in December before running fourth in Class 5 company over 1400m last start.

PONY POWER won well at the Gold Coast on December 22 before stepping up to Class 3 company last start and also finishing fourth.

After a fruitful Winter preparation which culminated with a start in the Grafton Guineas, HARD RULER resumes in the Fillies and Mares Class 3 Plate (1110m).

Trainer Chris Munce previews their chances below:

Doomben: Brisbane Racing Club@Doomben Wednesday 23, January 2019 | View race field

Race 2 – 1:34PM LUNAR NEW YEAR RACEDAY Class 5 Plate (1650 METRES)
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
6. Shield Wall (NZ) (2) Ron Stewart    55.5kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: “We’ve given her a bit of time in between runs as she prefers to race on the fresh side. I’m happy with how she’s come on and she’s ready for the mile now, so if the race gets run to suit, I’d expect her to figure in the finish for us.”

Race 6 – 4:05PM ASCOT GREEN Fillies and Mares Class 3 Plate (1110 METRES)
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
2. Hard Ruler (4) Michael Murphy     59kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: “This is a nice race to kick off her preparation. The 1100m is a bit short of her best but she has had two nice trials going into this. I think nice and fresh she should be competitive and to be able to finish the race off nicely.”

Race 7 – 4:45PM WEDDINGS AT BRC Fillies & Mares BenchMark 65 Handicap (1350 METRES) 
Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight
5. Pony Power (8) Jeff Lloyd    57.5kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: “It looks a nice race for her. She has drawn wide and will have to drift back in the run but hopefully there’s enough speed in the race today so she can finish off nicely.”


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