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Trainer Anderson's run of placings to end

D85-6380.jpgBy Glenn Davis

Trainer Chris Anderson is hopeful a small field of seven runners will offset a lack of tempo as Profit attempts to end the trainer’s frustrating run of recent placings at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Anderson registered his last win with Kaaydeh at the Sunshine Coast on July 13 but since has had four minor placings, while he has finished fourth on another four occasions from his subsequent 12 starters.

Profit was one of those placings when he finished third to the Rob Heathcote-trained Emerald Kingdom at Eagle Farm on July 31.

Profit – a Jaden Lloyd mount – steps out in the Open Handicap over 1600 metres, with Anderson hopeful the extra trip will be more to his liking.

“The key to this horse is tempo and if he doesn’t get it, he’s vulnerable,” Anderson said.

“There doesn’t appear to be much tempo in this race on Saturday but it’s only a small field so he won’t be far off them in the run.

“I thought his last run over 1400 metres was terrific and getting back to 1600 metres will be more suitable.”

Anderson is likely to pull up stumps with Profit after his Eagle Farm assignment and target the summer carnival when the five-year-old returns to work.

“This is his fifth run in so I might back off him after this run and give him a short break before the summer,” he said.

DSC-0887.jpgProfit is one of three starters Anderson has entered for Eagle Farm and has named Profit and Gemelon Bolt in the males’ division of QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap over 1000 metres as the best hopes for punters.

His other starter, Snowdrop, will tackle the fillies division of the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap.

“I think Profit and Gemelon Bolt both have very good chances but I doubt Snowdrop can trouble the main chances in her race, although she’ll be competitive," he said.

Gemelon Bolt has had three starts for a win and a second and is coming off a last start seventh to Sweet Dolly in the QTIS Jewel at the Gold Coast in March.

“I’m really happy with Gemelon Bolt and he went very well when he won a barrier trial at Doomben recently,” Anderson said.

“The plan with him is to chase QTIS prize money and we’ll reassess things after tomorrow’s run.”

Anderson has given himself a goal to finish in the top 10 in Brisbane trainers’ ranks this season after finishing in 11th place last season.

“I was very happy to finish 11th last season and the aim is for a top 10 finish this season,” he said.

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