Wet Farm keeps Jubs in Syd­ney

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - By CHRIS BAR­CLAY

BRIS­BANE’S weather has put a dampener on Ma­chine­gun Jubs’ black-type as­pi­ra­tions.

The four-year-old mare had been aimed at Listed and Group races dur­ing the Queens­land win­ter car­ni­val but Gos­ford trainer An­gela Davies said a step up in class was likely on hold un­til spring.

Davies had hoped Ma­chine­gun Jubs would line up in the Group 3 Glen­lo­gan Park Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm to­mor­row.

But heavy rain in Bris­bane means Ma­chine­gun Jubs will in­stead con­test the Sport­ing Chance Can­cer Foun­da­tion Hand­i­cap (1100m) at Rand­wick.

“It wasn’t a race that was tar­geted. It just fell into place at the right time,” Davies said.

“It would have been nice to go up there but it got very wet last week.”

The Gai Water­house Classic (1350m) at Ip­swich on June 17 is still a pos­si­bil­ity but again weather de­pen­dent. Run­ning on wet tracks has been ruled out af­ter she fin­ished 34 lengths be­hind Pomelo in a Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships qual­i­fier at Rose­hill in March.

“That was a dis­grace, we shouldn’t have been rac­ing that day,” Davies said.

“She won’t be start­ing on a bog again.”

Davies was con­fi­dent Ma­chine­gun Jubs would not be too dis­ad­van­taged by a soft track at Rand­wick as she strives to im­prove on dead heat for sec­ond at her pre­vi­ous start in Syd­ney Rose­hill on May 6.

Ma­chine­gun Jubs and In Times Of War could not be sep­a­rated when the Bjorn Baker-trained Bonny O’Reilly won by a long neck.

“She prob­a­bly should have beaten that filly (Bonny O’Reilly),” Davies said.

“I was so dis­ap­pointed we didn’t draw a gate. You just knew we were go­ing to do it tough (from bar­rier 13).

“We had to get well back and come late. The other filly didn’t have to go round any­one.”

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