-->

Bell not happy with Stradbroke Handicap switch for Jungle Edge

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Cranbourne trainer Mick Bell is not happy that his stable star Jungle Edge will have to compete in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap on June 10 at Doomben following its switch from Eagle Farm.

Jungle Edge, above, will still take his place in the Stradbroke Handicap following its transfer from Eagle Farm to Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jungle Edge, above, will still take his place in the Stradbroke Handicap following its transfer from Eagle Farm to Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jungle Edge is racing in peak form and ran second to Clearly Innocent in the Group 1 $700,000 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) on the controversial Eagle Farm track last Saturday.

Bell said that Jungle Edge, a noted wet tracker, handled the Eagle Farm surface that was rated a heavy 8 even though there had been no rainfall recorded in the previous seven days.

Following a barrage of criticism from high profile jockeys and trainers, Racing Queensland stepped in and changed the venue for the next two Winter Carnival Group 1 meetings from Eagle Farm to Doomben with the distance for the Stradbroke Handicap to be reduced from 1400m to 1350m.

This Saturday’s Queensland Oaks meeting has also been transferred from Eagle Farm to Doomben.

While Jungle Edge was a winner two starts back over the 1350m at Doomben in the Group 3 $125,000 BRC Sprint on May 20 on a rain affected track, it now looks likely that Stradbroke Handicap will be run on a drying surface in two weeks which Bell admits will take the advantage away from his mudlark.

“I’ve got my horse up in Queensland on good faith and just because the track doesn’t suit some high-profile trainers, now we are having to move to Doomben,” Bell told racing.com.

“My horse likes conditions at Eagle Farm and that is why I am here.

“If the tracks are rock hard, I have the option of going elsewhere. The same applies to other trainers who have horses who don’t like the track at Eagle Farm.

“There is nothing wrong with the safety of the track, we got through the meeting on Saturday, Clearly Innocent won a Group 1 fair and square.

“Are they going to go back and say his win doesn’t count now as it was on an inferior surface?”

Even though Bell is not happy with the switch of venues, he said that Jungle Edge would still take his place in the Stradbroke Handicap field.

“I’m here now, we are going to run but I’m not impressed and think the principle of moving the meeting to suit those who have whinged isn’t right,” Bell said.

Sydney’s champion trainer Chris Waller was one of the high profile people to voice his opinion on the underperforming Eagle Farm track and applauded Racing Queensland’s decision to transfer the Group 1 meetings to Doomben for the next two Saturdays.

“Although it might not suit all horses moving to Doomben we need to respect horses, jockeys, trainers and industry participants,” Waller said.

“In the interest of the punters they can now bet with some confidence again that horses will run to their true form.

“If the punters are betting we will survive.”

While Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Clearly Innocent and runner up Jungle Edge looked to handle the Eagle Farm track okay, the Waller trained Counterattack was beaten almost 7 lengths behind the winner in third place and wasn’t very comfortable on the shifty surface while his stalemate Japonisme could only beat one runner home, 23.3 lengths down the track.

Other Waller runners at Eagle Farm last Saturday that got lost were Amovatio, 9.5 lengths in fifth place, and Religify,12 lengths in sixth place in the Group 3 $125,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1600m) while two year old Tangled was beaten 13.7 lengths when tenth in the Group 2 $250,000 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Waller’s two runners in the Group 3 $150,000 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) obviously weren’t at home on the shifty ground with Black On Gold, 80.1 lengths in twelfth spot, and Veladero, 86.4 lengths in fourteenth place, being eased down in the straight.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

27 Comments

  1. superlative real estate

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told was a
    enjoyment account it. Glance complex to more brought agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we be in contact?

  2. Laurel

    Howdy are using WordPress for your site platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you
    require any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  3. door controls

    Great blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find good quality
    writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate individuals
    like you! Take care!!

  4. door pops

    Currently it sounds like WordPress is the best blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  5. http://sepesdnn.ntic.fr/

    It is appropriate time to make some plans for the longer
    term and it’s time to be happy. I have learn this put up
    and if I may I wish to suggest you some attention-grabbing issues or tips.

    Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article.
    I want to read more issues about it!

  6. James Frazer Mann

    Howdy, I think your website could be having internet
    browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it
    looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, fantastic website!

  7. existing door

    I think the admin of this web site is in fact working hard for his website,
    as here every data is quality based stuff.

  8. travel offers

    I all the time used to study article in news papers but now as I am a user of net so from
    now I am using net for articles, thanks to web.

  9. ezroad.co.kr

    Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through
    your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums
    that cover the same subjects? Thank you so much!

  10. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    At this time it sounds like Drupal is the best blogging platform
    available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that
    what you’re using on your blog?

  11. Tayla

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web page, as i want
    enjoyment, as this this site conations in fact good funny
    information too.

  12. Frederico de Almeida Vieira Carneiro

    Its not my first time to pay a visit this website, i am visiting this website dailly and
    take pleasant facts from here every day.

  13. Lenore

    Highly descriptive post, I enjoyed that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

  14. Rafael

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thanks for supplying this
    information.

  15. Barb

    I think the admin of this web site is in fact working hard in support
    of his web site, since here every data is quality
    based material.

  16. pt-br.facebook.com

    Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this.
    I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.

    Thank you for sharing!

  17. Newton

    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming again to
    read more news.

  18. Chad

    Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website covers a lot of the same subjects as
    yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!

  19. https://mauroluizsoareszamprogno.jusbrasil.com.br/

    hey there and thank you for your information – I have certainly
    picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this site,
    as I experienced to reload the website lots of times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering
    if your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but
    sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more
    of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again soon.

  20. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your
    weblog and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing for your feeds or even I fulfillment you get admission to persistently quickly.

  21. www.youtube.com

    Excellent pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your
    blog. Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You’ve performed a great job. I will certainly digg it and in my view suggest to my
    friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  22. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    Wow! In the end I got a blog from where I be capable of genuinely get
    valuable facts concerning my study and knowledge.

  23. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    Thanks for some other great post. Where else may just anybody get
    that kind of info in such an ideal approach of writing?
    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the search for such information.

  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8xVSDPzVJc

    My brother suggested I might like this web site.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t
    imagine just how much time I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!

  25. Erica

    Hi everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web site,
    and post is genuinely fruitful for me, keep up posting these
    types of articles.

  26. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.

    Thanks for great information I was looking for this
    information for my mission.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.