Eagle Farm Blackbookers - Latest Horses To Follow
- Brodie Nickson has provided the runners to follow from the Eagle Farm card on August 29
- Check out which horses caught his eye as the one's to mark down
- Eagle Farm blackbookers can be found after all Saturday metro meetings
Who are the runners to follow from the Eagle Farm meeting on August 29? (ALLSPORT)
It was a strong card of racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday highlighted by the return of the "peoples horse" in The Candy Man.
The track played fairly as always with winners coming from all across the park.
Eagle Farm Blackbookers August 29
Kisukano (First): The Michael Nolan-trained three-year-old filly was the best placed horse across the country, dropping from 59kg to 53kg taking on the boys.
The only galloper to defeat Rothfire so far, the large Bel Esprit filly possesses untapped potential and the ability to perform in any conditions.
Running 1-08.69 (Last 600m in 33.01), Kisukano broke the track record and can more than hold her own in three-year-old Group races during Sydney's spring carnival.
Although there is no doubting Kisukano's ability, she will need to sort out her barrier manners if she is any chance of challenging the top tier races.
Desert Lord (First): As impressive as Kisukano was, there wasn't a more impressive performance on the day than Desert Lord.
Transferring to David Vandyke prior to this preparation, the former Hawkes gelding was unbelievable on Saturday, running 1200m in 1-08.81 eased down 70m from home, and could have easily broken the track record if ridden out.
Always a talent, the High Chaparral gelding was a $25 chance in early betting for last years Stradbroke Handicap, however, stayed in Sydney where he placed behind Kolding, Fierce Impact, before targeting the Epsom Handicap.
Desert Lord was excellent here and next years Stradbroke looks a nice long-term goal where with some further progession, he can qualify for via The Gateway in December.
Aliferous (Third): This Kris Lees-trained Hinchinbrook mare was extremely stiff not to win on Saturday, forced to duck and weave throughout the straight in search of clear running room.
Charging home to finish third behind Kaonic over 1825m, the five-year-old was forced to dive back towards the rail in search room, finishing 0.3 lengths off the winner.
Running the 1825m in 1-50.02, Aliferous settled near the rear of the field running her last 600m in under 34 seconds, doing her best work through the line to charge ahead after the post.
Boasting Listed and Group form, Aliferous has been banging the door down for another victory, and looks primed to breakthrough sooner rather than later.