-->

Falkenberg can run the distance of the Queensland Oaks

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

Jockey Damian Browne is confident that Queensland Oaks fancy Falkenberg can run the distance of the 2400m fillies’ classic even though she is bred to be a sprinter.

Imposing Lass, above, is at the top of the market order for the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Imposing Lass, above, is at the top of the market order for the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Falkenberg is a full sister to 2008 Golden Slipper winner Sebring, being by More Than Ready out of the Flying Spur mare Purespeed but Browne said that co-trainer Peter Snowden was also of the opinion that she had plenty of staying ability.

“I don’t have any doubts that she will run the mile and a half at all and so does Peter (Snowden),” Browne told Radio TAB.

“Peter knows her better than anybody. He said that she is just a dour stayer and she gives me that feel too.”

Browne has been aboard the Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly at her last two starts and but said today that the owners have opted for a change of rider in the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 4.

Browne has had little luck on the filly when fourth to Imposing Lass in the Listed $125,000 All-New Jaguar XE Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 7 and then she missed the start badly last Saturday before running home to finish seventh to Kebede in the Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (2000m) at Doomben.

“I would love to ride her, but unfortunately we have had a couple of goes and haven’t had much luck so the owners have chosen to go with somebody else and I understand that,” Browne said.

“She was kicking the back of the gates that day (at the Gold Coast). She was a little bit on the fresh side and the run did her the world of good and she was a lot more relaxed the other day and I thought she was going to jump well but she just got into this other little trait and hopefully she doesn’t keep doing it.”

Falkenberg was last to leave the barriers in The Roses when she had her hind leg on the barrier partition and then failed to get into a nice rhythm for the remainder of the race.

“It was a pretty messy start,” Browne said.

“She was getting her foot up on the side partition a couple of times prior to jumping and then just before we jumped she got her foot again up on the side partition. She had it there when the barriers opened and she was probably lucky to stand up when she came out.”

“She came out very awkward indeed and put us in a position we really didn’t want to be in.”

“It was very messy run race and we struck a little bit of interference when Ambience was checked at the 1500m and she came back in my lap again and again later on down the back we were put in restricted room.”

“Nothing went right for her right through the whole race and for her to still run on and only be beaten three lengths was an outstanding run.”

“I am very sure in the Oaks the race will be run a little different to that and she will get into a good rhythm then.”

In an early market order for the Queensland Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au, Falkenberg is sharing the third line of betting $9 with the Clarry Conners trained Dawnie Perfect and last start Randwick winner Romantic Maid.

The Bjorn Baker trained Imposing Lass heads the market order at $7 ahead of the Kiwi filly Provocative at $8.

Early market order for the Queensland Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au: $7 Imposing Lass, $8 Provocative, $9 Romantic Maid, Dawnie Perfect, Falkenberg, $11 Ambience, Self Esteem, Kebede, $13 Chabaud, Chandana, Tavi Bay, $15 Downton Abbey, Fanatic, $17 Dulverton, Sacred Eye, Tap This.

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.

218 Comments

  1. Felica

    Superb post however I was wanting to know if you could write a
    litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Bless you!

  2. website designing

    Hi there friends, its fantastic post concerning tutoringand completely defined, keep it
    up all the time.

  3. Grupo Coral presidios

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, except before finish I am reading this fantastic paragraph to improve my knowledge.

  4. asbestos inside

    I used to be recommended this website by means of my cousin. I am no longer sure whether or not
    this submit is written via him as no one else recognise such exact about my trouble.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  5. http://personeriadebarranquilla.gov.co

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any suggestions?

  6. domain registrar

    Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you
    an e-mail. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you
    might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it develop over
    time.

  7. www.natartszim.org.zw

    obviously like your web-site but you have to test the spelling on several of your
    posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and
    I find it very bothersome to inform the truth however I will surely come
    back again.

  8. short websites

    I got this web page from my buddy who told me concerning this website and at the moment this time I am visiting this
    web page and reading very informative articles or reviews at this time.

  9. website admin

    Hello friends, its wonderful post regarding tutoringand
    fully defined, keep it up all the time.

  10. Umanizzare presídios

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am inspired!
    Very useful info specifically the final section :) I maintain such info much.

    I was seeking this certain info for a very lengthy time.
    Thanks and best of luck.

  11. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    We absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of
    your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for. Do you offer
    guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write concerning here.
    Again, awesome web log!

  12. Egli Diana Pinto

    Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say,
    I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips for inexperienced blog writers?
    I’d really appreciate it.

  13. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you
    happen to be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog
    and will come back from now on. I want to encourage you to definitely continue
    your great work, have a nice afternoon!

  14. resort asbestos

    My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform.

    I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *