Zipping Niseko stays perfect in Queensland
The Listed Dashing Corsair changed complexion dramatically before the jump, with the sensational late scratching of former Group 1 Queensland Cup winner Classy Ethics, leaving box one vacant.
Queensland star Maggie Moo Moo came in for heavy support upon the news and was backed into favourite from box two, while New South Wales stayer Zipping Niseko was on the drift.
However, it was the latter who was simply too strong, walking away with a Listed win and a blockbuster schedule over the next few weeks.
Interim trainer Tony Brett said he couldn’t be more impressed with the bitch who continued to step up to the plate.
“Only having had the bitch for a few weeks I’m still learning what she’s capable of, she had to work pretty hard to slide across outside the leader tonight from box seven and looked a sitting duck, but she just keeps finding,” he said.
“She had the wrong dog on her tail too; Maggie Moo Moo was a bit too close for comfort in the run, but this bitch clearly has a will to win which is something you don’t see in stayers as young as her.
“She’s been a treat to have at home, just goes about her business and does the same on the track - her confidence has got to be sky high heading forward.”
The win could be the start of bigger things for the bitch who is poised to challenge in the approaching invitation racing.
“I’d hope she’s locked her spot down for Origin now and hopefully she’ll stick around for the Super Stayers and Queensland Cup because she’s taken a real liking to the place,” Brett said.
“We’ve seen in previous years front-running stayers like her are very hard to beat in the Group 1s and she’s only going to get better.
“It’ll be a bit odd having the reigns on a New South Wales runner being a proud Queenslander, but I’m sure all the connections will spare me the flack if she wins.”