GLENLOGAN PARK RELEASE – For the second week in a row Queensland’s Champion Stallion Show A Heart delivered a Saturday city winning double – a feat he is becoming more and more accustomed to as the years go by.
The day began for him at Eagle Farm with an impressive swooping victory by the Robert Heathcote prepared gelding Bribie.
Bribie, who is a brother to G1 Oakleigh Plate winner and $1million-plus earner Woorim, has been a model of consistency for his owners Ross and Judy Cutts.
Having won, or placed, in 18 of his 30 career starts the 6YO is always competitive when kept to distances around the 1200m mark and he defied the racing pattern on the day to come from behind and overpower his rivals.
The second winner for Show A Heart was delivered by a really promising 3YO, the Michael Nolan trained Prussian Heart.
Facing the starter for only the 5th time in his career, Prussian Heart took up a forward position, parking outside the leader on a hot speed.
As they entered the straight, jockey Jim Byrne slipped the gelding a bit more leather and he quickly put a gap between he and his rivals. In the drive to the line, he bravely defied all as in a race whose form is sure to prove one of real depth and quality.
At only his 5th career start, the victory took Prussian Heart’s prizemoney total soaring above the $100,000 mark and his promise is a typical example of what Show A Heart has been delivering owners, trainers and breeders now for many years.
Having secured the Champion Sire title in Qld last season for the 5th consecutive year, Show A Heart has again taken up that premier spot early in this new racing year and the city winning double yesterday will see him promoted into the Top 10 Sires on the national table.
Standing this season at just $16,500 plus GST, there is no question that he is amongst the very best proven, value for money stallions in the country.