By Glenn Davis
Consistent sprinter Red Chase will be striving to help trainer Desleigh Forster claim a second Listed Recogition Stakes when the gelding tackles the stellar field at Doomben on Saturday.
Forster was delighted with Red Chase’s recovery following his last start win over subsequent winner Ballistic Boy over 1350 metres at Doomben on November 7.
It followed a handy fourth to the Rob Heathcote-trained Emerald Kingdom over 1350 metres at Doomben in October.
“He’s good and he pulled up well after that Doomben win,” Forster said.
“Nothing seems to faze him, he just goes about his business.
“Getting back to firmer tracks have helped him and he likes it when the speed is on.
“He’ll run a good race and I’m sure he’ll be very competitive again.”
Red Chase is not eligible for the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January but can earn a start in the $1 million Magic Millions Cup over 1400 metres if he can gain a wildcard entry.
Forster plans to target the $200,000 The Buffering over 1400 metres at Eagle Farm on January 2 which carries an automatic entry into the Magic Millions Cup.
“I’ve had a bit of luck at the Magic Millions with Chapter And Verse in the QTIS race,” Forster said.
“He won the $1 million race in 2019 and finished fourth in the same race this year.”