Clash Of The Stablemates In Brisbane Handicap


Fillydelphia (pictured) will take on stablemate Humma in the Brisbane Handicap

Robert Heathcote will post stablemates against each other when he runs both Fillydelphia and Hummain the Listed Brisbane Handicap at Doomben this Saturday.

Fillydelphia came out on top in their last battle, winning the Perfect Italiano Handicap on November 5 ahead of Humma, who finished seventh.

“On paper this looks a nice race for Fillydelphia but I’m not going out on a limb with her like I did last week when I said Excellantes would beat Work The Room,” Heathcote said.

“You get what you see with Humma.

“He surprised a few people when he won the (Listed) Toowoomba Cup and the Group Three Chairman’s Handicap during the winter carnival.

“He’s an eight-year-old and has his pensioner’s card now but I’m hopeful he can win a few more times before he finishes up.”

Heathcote’s only concern with in-form Fillydelphia is hefty weigh allocation of 56.5 kilograms.

“Fillydelphia will be hard to beat but she’s getting up in weight where it hurts now,” he said.

The four-year-old mare has a long term target of the Group 1 Winter Stakes during next year’s Brisbane Winter Carnival before heading to Melbourne to contest the Group 1 Myer Classic.

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