ROYAL SHEEN landed his second win in his last three starts and his first in the city when he snuck up the inside to take out the Class 3 Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Under a smart ride from Mark Du Plessis, ROYAL SHEEN clung to the running rail and when a gap opened up in the home straight, the 4YO took it out and showed plenty of fight to win by a long neck.
The result may have been a surprise to punters, with bookmakers rating him a $19 chance in the race, but ROYAL SHEEN came into the contest in excellent form with a win and a third – both at Ipswich – from his previous two starts.
He took the step up to Class 3 company in his stride, and after three wins this preparation he has now started to establish a strong record with four wins from 16 starts, earning his connections $63,320 in the process.
Congratulations to his one and only owner, Mrs Cathy Munce.