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Brissie Next for Brilliant Bobby

Brissie Next for Brilliant Bobby

24th January 2022 | By Tony Wode

Flying mare Let’s Go Bobby has forced her connections to have a major rethink of summer plans after another sizzling win at Cluden Park on the weekend.

The six-year-old daughter of Mahisara made it two wins from as many starts this preparation and will now be aimed at a race in Brisbane in three weeks.

Trainer Georgie Holt said the mare had been so impressive the time was right to chase a city win.

“Our original plan was if she came back the way we hoped to give her a couple of starts and then turn her out for the carnival later in the year,” Holt said.

“Now she has gone as well as she has, there’s a fillies and mares no-metro win race in Brisbane on February 12 which looks ideal for her.

“It looks like the right race at the right time.

“We’ll head down for that and then tip her out regardless of the result so we can then get her up later for the carnivals.

“Last year her owner, who lives in New Zealand, was keen to run in the Cleveland Bay and some of the other big races up here and we didn’t think she was quite there at the time.

“Instead, we targeted the filles and mares Belle series races and she won two of them before we finally ran her in the Cairns Newmarket.

“We’ll see how she goes in Brisbane and shapes up later in the year and hopefully she’ll measure up for the bigger races.”

Let’s Go Bobby, ridden by Nathan Day, started a raging favourite on Saturday and raced away to beat the brave Love Is Blind by two lengths in the Logistics NQ Open Hcp (1200m).

The mare’s stunning return has sparked a turnaround in fortunes for Holt and her husband Aidan over the past month.

In just the past three Townsville meetings the stable has landed six winners, including a double on Saturday.

In addition to Let’s Go Bobby, the stable enjoyed success with smart filly Anniemariah, ridden by Ric McMahon, who cruised to a dominant win in the Neighbourhood Productions QTIS 3YO Hcp (1300m).

Wulguru trainer Tony Comerford also continued a good run of form with a winning double.

He landed the money in the Sounds of Rock May 21st Mdn (1200m) with Victory For Us, ridden by Graham Kliese, and the TAB QTIS 3YOP Mdn (1000m) with Akoya Gem, with Leanne McCoy in the saddle.

Akoya Gem also provided McCoy with her first Cluden winner since relocating the city recently.

Nathan Day landed the second leg of a winning double on the Stephen Massingham-trained Endorse in the Travel Associates Class 3 Hcp (1000m).

Pictured: Bobby you beauty! Let’s Go Bobby cruises to another win at Cluden Park on Saturday.

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