PROMISING Toowoomba three-year-old The Ringmaster took a step closer to a surprise Brisbane Winter Carnival mission with a dominant return to racing at Clifford Park yesterday.
The Ringmaster ($1.50 fav) made it two wins from two starts with a three-length victory for jockey Phillip Wolfgram in the PSP Video QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1000m).
Annette’s Pumpkin ($3.40) found the line solidly for second with Projects ($26) another 2½ lengths back third.
Yesterday’s win was The Ringmaster’s first outing since scoring by 8½ lengths at Clifford Park on debut in January.
Trainer Tony Sears will now mull over a possible start in next month’s Queensland Guineas (1600m) for the Clang gelding.
The $250,000 Group Two Guineas will be run at Eagle Farm on June 11.
“I’ve had the Guineas in the back of my mind for him,” Sears said.
“I’m not saying he’s headed there for sure, but maybe he can earn a go at it.
“He’s a very promising horse and he’ll be off to Brisbane next for a QTIS race which should give us another good guide with him.
“I don’t think he’ll have any trouble eventually getting out to a mile.”
The Ringmaster is owned by Rob Harvey who raced a number of horses – including city winner Decibella – with former Toowoomba trainer Michael Flanigan and now Sears.
“This horse was a bit nervy early on but he’s raced by some patient owners and we have just taken our time trying to get him right,” Sears said.
Sears completed a stable double on the card when The Jazzy Prince ($2 fav) also made it two wins from two outings with a 1¼-length victory over Banderin ($9) for Wolfgram in the Channel Seven Class 1 Handicap (1000m).
TOOWOOMBA apprentice Brooke Richardson added a highlight to her recent run of wins when she combined with her father to score with Hula Giselle ($9) at Clifford Park yesterday.
The Brendan Richardson-trained Hula Giselle took out the K & R Plumbing Supplies Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap (120m) at her second race start.
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