Rain on radar of Eye Liner prospects

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest Trackwork Times - By MARK OBERHARDT

THE weather will play a ma­jor part in the make-up of the field for Listed Eye Liner Stakes at Ip­swich.

Sev­eral horses who failed to make the field for the $1.5mil­lion Strad­broke Hand­i­cap at Doomben on Satur­day were ex­pected to run a week later in the Eye Liner (1350m).

But rain is pre­dicted Ip­swich for the next four days and not ex­pected to clear un­til later in week,

Trainer Matt Dunn has ear­marked the Eye Liner for Per­fect Dare who was third in the Group 2 More­ton Cup at his last start. But Dunn said Per­fect Dare had an aver­sion to wet tracks and he would have to watch the weather.

Like­wise, Toby Ed­monds is keep­ing tabs on the rain for The Vir­ginian who was first emer­gency for Strad­broke but missed a run.

“I had the Eye Liner ear­marked for him but we will just have to wait and see now,” Ed­monds said.

indicated mare Col ‘N’ Lil, who had her first run for him on Satur­day would race on for an­other sea­son.

But Col ‘N’ Lil was now un­likely to run in the Ip­swich Cup on Satur­day after be­ing un­placed Satur­day.

“She will prob­a­bly go for good spell and then race on un­til next win­ter,” Ed­monds said.

The weather also in­flu­enced Desleigh Forster to miss the Eye Liner with Too Good To Refuse who was beaten a nose at Doomben on Satur­day.

“The Eye Liner to be his race after he was fourth emer­gency in the Strad­broke. But I didn’t want to run him on a rain-af­fected track at Ip­swich so ran at Doomben,” she said.

“He will now go to the Glasshouse Moun­tains Sprint in a fort­night at Caloun­dra.”

COL Hodges, the voice of rac­ing in the cen­tral and western parts of NSW for al­most 50 years, has been recog­nised with a Medal the Or­der Of Aus­tralia (OAM).

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