Trainer Desleigh Fortser will leave the riding tactics up to jockey Anthony Allen for her speedster Adebisi in the Group 3 $200,000 Channel Seven George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Adebisi is quick out of the barriers and his orange, purple and pink colours are normally seen in front or close to the lead as was the case last start when Allen sat off of Rocky King who led all the way to beat him in a 1000m Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on November 14.
Adebisi has drawn barrier seven in the twelve horse field with Rocky King to jump two from his outside in nine while the other on pace runner Rocket To Glory has drawn the rails.
“We’ve been riding him patiently of late so we’ll probably do the same but I’ll let Anthony decide,” Forster told Racing Queensland News.
“He meets Rocky King better at the weights and most of the speed except for Rocket To Glory is on his outside.”
Adebisi is still racing in fine form as a seven year old and has two wins and two seconds from his last five starts and Fostser is confident he will be in the firing line again.
“My bloke is as honest as they come and he’ll run a big race as usual,” Forster said.
“His work has been great and his last four runs were outstanding.”
Forster will welcome the forecast rain for the weekend with Adebisi having won four times on the soft or heavy surfaces.
“I think a lot of the others also want the rain to come,” Forster said.
“Most of these horses are getting on in years and they need the jar out of the track.”
Adebisi won the George Moore Stakes back in 2011 and Forster said the he would have to beat a strong field of sprinters this year to claim the trophy for a second time.
“It’s a hot field with many chances,” the Eagle Farm trainer said.
“Cape Kidnappers is a very good horse but he’s drawn the car park so he’ll probably be trapped wide.”
‘Rocky King has won only once past 1000 metres and we meet on better weight terms.”
Adebisi has to carry the topweight of 59kgs in the George Moore Stakes and is currently listed as a $16 chance with Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Kelly Schweida trained Cape Kidnappers is at the top of the market order at $4.20 just ahead of smart Scone sprinter Big Money at $4.40.
Someday is next in the betting at $6.50 ahead of last start Doomben winner Time To Plunder at $9 and Rocket To Glory at $10.