THE MUNCE REPORT - APRIL 13-14

Apr 12, 2019

Fresh off a midweek Metropolitan double on Wednesday, the stable will be looking to continue its momentum this weekend with runners entered at Eagle Farm and the Gold Coast tomorrow, along with the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Impressive last start winner RACECOURSE ROAD steps up to Saturday Metropolitan grade over 1400m at Eagle Farm tomorrow off the back of a dominant win at the Gold Coast three weeks ago.

CEOL NA MARA resumes in the same race, a QTIS 3YO Plate, having had the benefit of two trials leading into this.

MONACO PLAYBOY drops back in grade to contest a No-Metro Wins Handicap (1400m) after a narrow second in Class 6 company at Doomben last start, while two-year-old filly BUCKETS OF PRIDE returns to Saturday Metropolitan grade after a narrow second at the Gold Coast last start.

At the Gold Coast meeting tomorrow, three-year-old PONY POWER resumes in a Class 2 Handicap over 1200m, having recorded her two career victories at the Aquis Park track.

At the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, MARTINELLI contests a BenchMark 80 Hcp (1200m), while two-year-old SPIRIT ESPRIT lines up for start No.2 in the QTIS Two-Year-old Maiden Plate (1400m).

Trainer Chris Munce previews the stable's weekend runners below:


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Eagle Farm: Brisbane Racing Club@Eagle Farm Saturday 13, April 2019 | View race field

Race 2 - 11:37AM TAB QTIS Two-Years-Old Fillies Handicap (1000 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
5. Buckets Of Pride (13)Mark Du Plessis   55.5kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "She comes into barrier 7 with the emergencies out which makes her job a bit easier from that 1000m start. I think the trick with her is getting her to relax and if she does that, I'm sure she'll hit the line very strongly. She's done very well and she deserves to win a race like this."


Race 6 - 1:58PM CALEB QTIS Three-Years-Old Plate (1400 METRES) 
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
8. Racecourse Road (9)Jeff Lloyd     57kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "It looks a nice race for him after his dominant win at the Gold Coast three weeks ago. He's done really well since and has had a couple of nice gallops. We've got ourselves a fit horse and I'm confident he'll run the 1400m out strongly but until we get him under race conditions we won't know for certain."

     16. Ceol Na Mara (12)          Mark Du Plessis  55kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "She has had two nice 1000m trials leading into this first-up assignment and she does have some residual fitness on her side but she will certainly take a lot of benefit from anything she does tomorrow. I'd like to see her hitting the line and finishing the race off very strongly." 


Race 10 - 4:42PM WWW.BRC.COM.AU No Metro Wins Handicap (1400 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeightStatus
10. Monaco Playboy (7)Dale Smith  55.5kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "It looks a nice race for him, we would have preferred a bit more rain, but Eagle Farm does have a nice cushion on it no matter the conditions. Hopefully he can roll forward and put himself into a competitive spot as he normally does and then get to the outside to show us the grit and determination that we know he possesses."



Aquis Park Gold Coast: Gold Coast Turf Club Saturday 13, April 2019 | View race field

Race 5 - 2:53PM TRADELINK BATHROOM SPECIALIST Class 2 Handicap (1200 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
7. Pony Power (3)Scott Galloway    56kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "It looks nice race for her to kick off her preparation with a good draw and Scott Galloway to ride. She's had the benefit of the trial leading into this and she will improve on anything she does tomorrow. She's done very well and I'd expect her to race more than competitively, particularly if there is a bit of rain around."



Sunshine Coast: Sunshine Coast Turf Club Sunday 14, April 2019 | View race field

Race 2 - 12:20PM CLIPSAL BY SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC QTIS Two-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
6. Spirit Esprit (3)Larry Cassidy     57kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "It looks a nice race for him based on what he's been showing us. He's still probably 6-12 months away from being at his best but he's done a terrific job this preparation. If he can race to the level that he did first-up, I'm sure he'd be hard to beat in a race like this."


Race 8 - 4:29PM GO ELECTRICAL WARANA BenchMark 80 Handicap (1200 METRES)
ColoursNo. / Horse Name / BarrierJockeyWeight
11. Martinelli (9)Matthew McGillivray     54kg

TRAINER COMMENTS: "I've been very happy with him since his first-up run at Toowoomba which wasn't all that flattering, but he's had a bit more work and his gallop on Tuesday morning was quite strong and I think the step-up in distance will suit. If he can control the race from the front, I'm sure he'll give a good kick."