Three Stable Runners To Compete At Port Macquarie On Friday
Oct 09, 2014
The Marc Quinn team will stay local on Friday, October 10 with three runners on display on the home track of Port Macquarie, with fine conditions forecast racing on a good three with the feature Port Macquarie Cup seeing the Marc Quinn prepared Falklands to compete.
The first of the stable runners will come out in race three with Cracker Night second up for a spell in a benchmark 60 handicap over 1500 m with Allan Chau to ride jumping from barrier three of 10.
Cracker Night is a five-year-old Bay gelding having start number 18 with three wins and seven places earning prize-money in excess of $44,000, he is prepared for this event via a run at Port on September 28 over 1206 m in the BM 60 finishing third of 11 with Chau aboard landing 1.3 lengths off the winner.
Cracker Night is a seasoned galloper at the course having started on eight occasions for two wins and four placings, at the distance he's had one start for a win and competes competitively on a good track rating, having started on 10 occasions for 3 wins and 4 placings.
The second of the stable runners will come out in race for 3:25 PM in BM 65 handicap over 1100 m with last start win a First Class To Rio to be ridden by Andrew Adkins jumping from a wide Alley.
First Class To Rio is a five-year-old Bay mare having start number 10, with two wins and four placings earning prize-money in excess of $34,000, she is prepared for this outing via a last start win at Port over 1206 m in a BM 60 taking out the event by half a length in a race time of 1:13.02 with the last 600 m clocked at 35.12 when travelling just off the speed for most of the race before gathering momentum under the urgings of Andrew Adkins to win the prize.
The final runner will come out in race seven at 5:20 PM in the 2014 Carlton Mid Port Macquarie Cup over 2000m, with Falklands to be ridden by Raymond Spokes jumping from barrier 10 in a field of 13.
Falklands is a six-year-old Brown gelding and is prepared for this event via a recent run at Port
over 1812 m in the Cup Prelude, finishing eighth of 10 4.1 lengths off the winner on that occasion he won this event two years ago and in the process has won just over $200,000 in 36 career starts with five wins and 13 placings, he did have a bit of time off after chipping a bone in a fetlock, the chip was removed before spending 4 months in a paddock, he was then sent to Washpool to spend six weeks in their water Walker.
With extra prize-money on offer this race will be harder to win, but sometimes home track experience can be something you can't underestimate.
The team would like to wish all of the runners and connections the best of luck at Port on Friday. (Image taken in 2012)