Team Frisby is flying!
Literally and figuratively.
The father/son combination of Chris and Anthony Frisby have enjoyed their best season to date, the Bathurst based combination have enjoyed great results in their home state while their annual Queensland winter campaign has netted stunning results.
And that was evident on Friday night with quality pacer Our Uncle Sam dominating his rivals to claim the final feature of the 2018 Queensland winter carnival, the Listed $25,450 Chris Garrard’s Patrons Purse at Redcliffe.
Starting as a clear punters elect, the Sportswriter four-year-old raced without cover for the bulk of the 2280m feature after starting from a second-line draw before holding Anychance and My Mastercraftsman in a time of 2:00.3.
It was his second feature triumph during his northern campaign after claiming the Listed $25,540 Lucky Creed Open at Albion Park on June 23.
Our Uncle Sam has also established a new personal best time of 1:52.6 at Albion Park when scoring first-up on June 9.
“It’s easily been our best season, our previous best was 32 which came last season and when we passed that mark, Dad said let’s get to 40 and now we’re over 50 so it’s very satisfying and rewarding.” Anthony Frisby said.
The Frisby combination has raced nine individual horses during their Queensland stint and all have won race/s during their time in the warmer climate.
Queensland Oaks runner-up Major Occasion was the latest winner when successful at Albion Park on Saturday night and it was only her second start in the state.
Currently based on the border at Tweed Heads, there’s a small community of New South Wales trainers at the same venue and they prepare over 30 horses as they escape the winter chills.
“It’s been great; we have Dean & Rikki Cernovskis, Scott Hewitt, Dennis Picker and Katie Jenner and we’ve all had some success which is great. We’re based at the Tweed Heads Pony Club and we got permission to build our own jog track and the horses have thrived during their time up here.
“We’re more than pleased with the way our time has performed up here and most have been multiple winners. We planned for some time prior to the trip making sure we had the right horses and we’ve worked the handicapping system to our advantage.
“I’d say we’ll be here for another week or two before heading home, hopefully things are starting to warm up a little back home.”
Team Frisby have three runners engaged at tomorrow’s (Tuesday) Albion Park meeting.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | July 30 | Photo by Dan Costello