May 30, 2017

Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography

First starter, Bugari, stamped himself as a horse with potential, after a stirring last to first win in the 1200m 2 Year Old Sunshine Coast Maiden on Sunday. After jumping from a wide barrier, jockey, Bridget Grylls allowed the son of Captain Sonador to settle back last in the large field, before finding gaps on the inside in the run home to score by an impressive 1.5 lengths.

"We have always thought that this horse had good ability, although we were worried today as he had drawn so badly. Thankfully there were a number of scratchings so he came in a bit from his initial 17 barrier. Bridget rode the perfect race, summing up after they jumped that if she went forward she would have been caught very wide, so the decision to come back was perfect. The gaps opened for her in the run home and he took them like a horse that had raced many times, not a first starter. It was also great for the owners, who have allowed us to take our time with him and not rush him to the races. Finally, thanks to all of our staff, they have and continue to do a tremendous job, under difficult circumstances, with the construction all around us and the movement of the horses to the new stables in the middle of Eagle Farm." Commented John Meagher