BIG TEAM ENTERED FOR RETURN TO HEADQUARTERS

Dec 22, 2018

Munce Racing has a large team of runners lining up for the historic return to Eagle Farm today, headlined by CEOL NA MARA in the final of the Eagle Way Stayers Series.

The Your Song filly heads into the race as one of the main chances, having taken out heat 2 of the series and running on for a creditable fourth in the last heat of the series at Doomben a fortnight ago.

"I'm very happy with her going into the race and I couldn't be more pleased with her preparation and what she's done," said Trainer Chris Munce.

"She's certainly fit enough and we'll find out once and for all tomorrow if she's any chance of being a Queensland Oaks filly next year."

It's also an exciting day for the connections of two-year-old WOOLSEY who makes her anticipated debut in the Basil Nolan Jr QTIS Two-years-Old Handicap (1000m).

"It looks a very tough race for her but I'm really happy with her going into the race," said Munce.

"She's had plenty of work and whilst race experience is the unknown, I'm sure whatever she does, she will improve on in the future."

Experienced sprinter SNOOPY drops in class to tackle the Class 6 Handicap (1000m).

"He's obviously down in grade which means he's got quite a bit of weight to carry which is why I decided to claim with him," said Munce.

 "He's drawn a beautiful barrier which will hopefully offset the weight. I'm very happy with him and he's had a nice freshen up from the 1200m back to the 1000m."

OURS TO KEEP is an emergency in the Benchmark 90 Handicap (1200m), while SAINT PATRICKS DAY backs up from last Saturday's Doomben meeting to contest the Class 6 Handicap (1400m) to round out the program.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to the Eagle Farm track with him," said Munce.

"It's a quick back-up from last Saturday but I've been very happy with him and he was bright enough pulling up on Sunday morning. 

"I'm sure if he can get the right run, he'll be running on at the end of the race."

Eagle Farm: Brisbane Racing Club@Eagle Farm Saturday 22, December 2018 | View race field

Race 1 - 12:28PM BASIL NOLAN JR QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1000 METRES) 
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight

11. Woolsey (8)                Michael Murphy  54kg

Race 3 - 1:38PM MEAGHER RACING EAGLE WAY STAYERS SERIES-FINAL-QTIS 3YO Quality Hcp (2200 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
3. Ceol Na Mara (4)Ron Stewart     54kg 

Race 5 - 2:52PM INGLIS EASTER 8 - 10 APRIL Class 6 Handicap (1000 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
1. Snoopy (1)Michael Murphy     62kg

Race 8 - 4:50PM MY HOME IMPROVEMENTS QLD BenchMark 90 Handicap (1200 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
17. Ours to Keep (7)Ron Stewart      54kg

Race 9 - 5:30PM INGLIS PREMIER 3 - 6 MARCH Class 6 Handicap (1400 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
10. Saint Patricks Day (10)Ron Stewart    54kg