Biggles Faces Barrier Challenge In 3YO Guineas

By: Sarah Fortnum
January 13th, 2012
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Trainer Noel Doyle is looking to gain his biggest career win with Biggles in tomorrow’s $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Biggles finished sixth last start in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate and Doyle admits that it was not the performance he had been hoping for.

“On face value he was very disappointing but I just put it down to he hadn’t been at Doomben… and it was his first time on the fence,” Doyle said.

“I got the impression he was a little bit claustrophobic.”

Biggles has drawn wide in barrier 14 for tomorrow’s race, however, Doyle feels this will suit him more than the inside barrier.

“He’s done well since (the Vo Rogue Plate) but he hasn’t drawn the best again,” Doyle said.

“I think that will be okay for him.

“I expect him to be about mid field (during the race).”

While Biggles has never had a race start at the Gold Coast, he has been trained at the track since the beginning of his career.

“He does all his work here so he should know his way around,” his trainer said.

Biggles has won four of his nine career starts and as earned close to $150,000 in prize money.

The gelding has won two of his three race starts this campaign and has won over distances ranging from 1,000 metres to 1,500 metres.

The Jet Spur gelding was purchased for $160,000 from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales in 2010.

Biggles’ biggest win was in the $100,000 Hanachi Gold Edition Plate, in which his protest against original winner Easy Running was upheld after being checked 200 metres from home.


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