Brooker in wait on Weetwood history shot
TRAINER Rex Lipp is preparing to give rising apprentice Tiffani Brooker her shot at Audi Centre Weetwood Handicap history as the pair faces an anxious wait ahead of Saturday's Clifford Park feature.
Lipp and Brooker are hoping to combine in the $150,000 Listed sprint with lightweight candidate In His Stride, but first the four-year-old must win a starting spot in the field.
In His Stride is sitting just outside the 14-starters race cut-off mark and will need horses rated above him to miss the event when the field is announced tomorrow morning.
Brooker is aiming to be the first female apprentice to win the time-honoured Weetwood and Lipp is confidently backing her bid.
Brooker partnered In His Stride when he returned from an ease-up with an unplaced run at the Gold Coast two weeks ago and has ridden the gelding four times.
"I'm more than happy to have Tiffani on him,” Lipp said at Clifford Park this morning.
"She is one of the leading jockeys in Brisbane at the moment and she's ridden In His Stride as well as anyone for us in the past.”
In His Stride was one of several Toowoomba Weetwood hopes who worked impressively on the Clifford Park course proper during today's Breakfast With The Stars.
Premier trainer Tony Sears also took advantage of the session to gallop his three race entries, Choice Bro, Hard Stride and Falino.
- TODAY'S Weetwood public barrier draw will be held at Waltons Stores, Annand St from 11am.
$150,000, 1200 metres, 14 starters
Mount Nebo 59.0, Upstart Pride 58.5, Jumbo Prince 57.0, Casual Choice 56.5, Steel Zip 56.5, Pinch River 55.5, Siegfried 55.0, Col 'N' Lil 54.0, Amexed 54.0, Hard Stride 54.0, Lucky Tom 54.0, Londehero 54.0, Trubia 54.0, Choice Bro 54.0, Falino 54.0, Mr Favulous 54.0, Divine Service 54.0, In His Stride 54.0, Lauterbrunnen 54.0, Punta Norte 54.0, Divine Centuri 54.0, Emphasis 54.0, Hi Im Back 54.0, Fiery Heights 54.0, Rock Royalty 54.0, Double Impact 54.0, Tisani Tomso 54.0, Cantbuybetter 54.0, Quatronic 54.0, Charge Missile 54.0, Love And Lies 54.0, Skylimit 54.0, Sharpe Hussler 54.0, Daisy Duke 54.0, Good Job Bro 54.0, Helarocity 54.0, Man Of Destiny 54.0, Mana Manu 54.0, I'm Alone 54.0, Uno Best 54.0, Polskie Prince 54.0.
$100,000, 2000m, 14 starters
Cylinder Beach 59.5, Transporter 55.5, Emerald City 54.0, Shoreham 54.0, Sheiswhatsheis 54.0, Dream Finnish 54.0, Instrumentalist 54.0, Get On The Grange 54.0, Magatune 54.0, Sabkhat 54.0, Kalandula 54.0, Caillebotte 54.0, Rockabella Boy 54.0, Elegies 54.0, First Crush 54.0, Marau Daze 54.0, Spirit Of Kiowa 54.0, Karakabeel 54.0, Scarlet Poet 54.0, Waltham 54.0.
TOOWOOMBA 3-Y-O GUINEAS
$75,000, 1625 metres, 12 starters listed in ballot order
Dream's Aplenty 57.0, 2 Balboa Rocks 57.0, Spring Tycoon 57.0, Zendaye 57.0, Don't Doubt Da Wife 55.0, Halfeti 55.0, Atouchmore 57.0, Sister Patti 55.0, 9 Isn't She Elegant 55.0, Captain Dodge 57.0, Fairy Dancer 55.0, Iron Craft 57.0, Dazzle Em Sid 57.0, Madluce Missile 57.0, Royal Script 57.0, Congelator 57.0, Aberlady 55.0, Friskier 57.0, Dainty Stepper 55.0, Tisani Grey 57.0.