Brisbane Best: Gold Coast – 8th May 2021

Exciting youngster Ranch Hand looks well placed to make a winning return when he lines up in the Ken Russell Memorial at Gold Coast on Saturday.

Chris Waller's two-year-old showed good ability at the maiden campaign including a dominant win on debut at Warwick Farm and he was last seen when fifth in the Magic Millions Classic here in January.

Ranch Hand gave the impression through that preparation that he would be better with maturity so it's fair to think he will have come on since.

James McDonald takes the ride having last ridden him in his debut win and he should be able to give him the run of the race from gate three.

 

Lord Belvedere.
Lord Belvedere. Picture: (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

 

Victorian stayer Lord Belvedere is a third up specialist so should be ready to peak earlier in the program.

The Maher-Eustace gelding hasn't placed in two runs since a spell but it was a similar start to his last campaign before he put three wins together at Flemington.

That was the fourth time in six preparations that he has won third up so expect him to be ready to peak on Saturday.

 

BRISBANE BEST

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 5 #4 Ranch [email protected] $2.80

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 3 #2 Lord [email protected] $4.80


Racing and Sports



Gold Coast

Saturday, 08th May 2021

5
13:49
(local)

Ken Russell Memorial (G3)

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
AUD $150,000
1200m TURF SOFT
5
13:49
(local)
AUD $150,000
1200m SOFT

Ken Russell Memorial (G3)

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. SUBTERRANEAN (AUS) 2yo C
REBEL DANE (AUS) - CAVES (AUS)
NASH RAWILLER
MATTHEW DUNN
$10.00
57.0kg
S P Lowe, S Gale, S A Brough, N J Parker, Mrs R Leeson, S J Hurford, Indecisive Racing (Mgr: M Barlow), Viva Racing (Mgr: M S Lowe), Carpe Diem (Mgr: K Lowe) & Grant Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: S P Grant)
2nd 4. RANCH HAND (AUS) 2yo C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MEZULLA (NZ)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$2.11
57.0kg
Coolmore, Wynaus, Westerberg, Mr J Poulin, Sir P J Vela, Chris Waller Racing, Lynque, Woppitt Bloodstock, Peachester Lodge Pty Ltd, Mr K J Pooley, Mrs J L Pooley, Rockingham Thoroughbreds, Mr R McClure

Sales Information

3rd 11. RHAPSODY ROSE (AUS) 2yo F
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - RITZY (AUS)
JUSTIN HUXTABLE
CHRIS MUNCE
$13.00
55.0kg
P J McGauran & Pinecliff Racing

Sales Information

4th 15. DOVETAIL DIVA (AUS) 2yo F
HEADWATER (AUS) - MOODLIGHTING (AUS)
RON STEWART
J G SYMONS & S LAXON
$11.00
55.0kg

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5th 2. BABY WONG (AUS) 2yo C
PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) - SPICE TEMPLE (AUS)
MATTHEW PALMER
S C JONES
$13.00
57.0kg

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6th 14. APPLE TART (AUS) 2yo F
SEBRING (AUS) - MALPARA (AUS)
BEN THOMPSON
STUART KENDRICK
$31.00
55.0kg

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7th 5. DEBUSSY (AUS) 2yo C
CHOISIR (AUS) - SWEETEST MELODY (AUS)
R FRADD
A J & T EDMONDS
$10.00
57.0kg

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8th 7. MISTER LARRABEE (AUS) 2yo C
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - LADY HEPBURN (NZ)
BAYLEE NOTHDURFT
STUART KENDRICK
$6.00
57.0kg

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9th 12. ANGEL LIKE (AUS) 2yo F
DIVINE PROPHET (AUS) - ANNA HOUSE (USA)
ANDREW MALLYON
KACY FOGDEN
$31.00
55.0kg

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10th 9. LE FORCE (AUS) 2yo C
AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) - LA BELLA LUISA (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
DARRYL HANSEN
$61.00
57.0kg

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