Trainer Desleigh Forster’s three runners, Too Good To Refuse, Cylinder Beach and I’m Belucci, dominate the betting for the Group 3 $125,000 ANTEC Gunsynd Classic (1630m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Too Good To Refuse heads the market order at $4.80 at Ladbrokes.com.au and is coming off a last start win in the $75,000 Toowoomba Guineas (1625m) at Toowoomba on April 16.
Stablemate Cylinder Beach is next in the betting at $5 and will be having his first start since recording a seven lengths win in a 1640m Doomben Maiden last November.
Forster’s third runner, I’m Belucci, is also under double figure odds at $9.50 and has been freshened up following his last start second in a 2020m three year old Handicap at Doomben on March 26.
The Eagle Farm trainer has a high opinion of Cylinder Beach and is keen to see him back at the races after recovering from a slight leg injury.
“I think everyone will be impressed with how mature and athletic Cylinder Beach looks in the yard on Saturday,’’ Forster told The Courier-Mail.
“I am really happy with his work and I think he has developed into a serious racehorse.
“He looks to get all the favours from the barrier and he could box seat. I am sure at some stage in the straight he will look the winner.’’
Michael Cahill takes the ride on Cylinder Beach who will jump from barrier four in the fourteen horse field while Ryan Wiggins rides Too Good To Refuse from barrier twelve and apprentice Luke Dittman will be aboard I’m Belucci who has drawn gate eight.
While Forster is expecting big things from Cylinder Beach, she is not discounting the chances of Too Good To Refuse and I’m Belucci, and wouldn’t be surprise if her three runners filled the first three placings.
“It would not surprise me if any of my three horses won this race,’’ Forster said.
“Too Good To Refuse is rock-hard fit and he may just be too good for them on the day.
“I sure am hoping they can run the trifecta.’’
Market order for the Gunsynd Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.80 Too Good To Refuse, $5 Cylinder Beach, $7 Tap This, $8.50 Havasay, $9 I’m Belucci, $11 Shotacross The Bow, $13 Eagle Way, $14 Miami Dade, $15 Dawnie Perfect, $16 Reneged, Snapper, $41 Flying Labelle, $51 Kuttamurra Al, $81 Thermal Unit.