Classy mare Bettorthanspecial will remain in Brisbane.
The Shannon Price and Scott Miller prepared daughter of Bettors Delight scored a decisive victory last Saturday night in the Remembering Trois Frere Open Pace defeating Jackaroo Bromac and Alleluia in a time of 1:57.1.
Regular reinsman Adam Sanderson took the winning drive.
And with a raft of mares feature events set for Melbourne in the coming weeks, connections were faced with a decision.
The main attraction in Melbourne is the Gr.1 $100,000 Benstud Queen of the Pacific at TABCORP Park, Melton on May 19.
“We thought about it but you weigh up all the logistics of a trip like that, there’s plenty to consider and we just felt it would be best to remain home. We know she’s good enough for a race like that but with the winter carnival just around the corner, she’ll get some opportunities here.” Miller said.
Bettorthanspecial has now won 28 of her 61 starts.
The six-year-old has banked more than $349,000.
And the astute training team will be looking for more success this weekend with a number of chances in the QBRED features at Albion Park.
A total of seven pacers will represent the stable.
Statement Made, Bet Im Special and Bettor Be Lucky will contest the Listed $25,540 Triad 4yo Entires and Geldings Final.
Only One Promise starts in the Gr.2 $50,540 Triad 3yo Colts and Geldings Final.
Thats Bettor lines up in the Listed $25,450 Breeders Classic 2yo Fillies Final while Amillion Promises starts in the Listed $25,450 Breeders Classic 2yo Colts and Geldings Final.
Statement Please starts in the $15,540, Triad 3yo Fillies Consolation.
“We’re hopeful heading into the weekend, with a little bit of luck on our side we might be able to pinch one of the finals but they all look fairly even on paper with the exception of Colt Thirty One.
“I would say the 4yo’s look the best chance for us given that we have three runners and all of them are in good form. Statement Made has a really good draw and won well last start.
“Hopefully the 2yo’s can feature, Thats Bettor has the right draw and has trained on well since the Sydney trip while Amillion Promises has a tough draw but keeps improving.”
The Logan Reserve duo has prepared 40 winners from 113 starters to date this season.
Over $250,000 is up for grabs throughout the ten races all QBRED race night.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | May 10 | Photo by Dan Costello