Queensland’s champion sire Show A Heart continues to keep his name in the headlines by producing quality winners each and every week and he has a host of chances lining up in the major races this weekend.
The $175,000 Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) looks to be the highlight of the day at the big Sunshine Coast meeting on Saturday and Show A Heart will provide two competitors who have undeniable hopes.
The first of these is the very impressive last start winner Woorim for trainer Rob Heathcote. Brisbane’s leading trainer decided to throw the Show A Heart gelding in at the deep end following his easy win over the same distance last weekend at Eagle Farm. His winning time was only a fraction slower than the Group 1 race won by Melito a little later in the day.
“I am not a trainer who usually takes much notice of times,” Heathcote said. “But Woorim was only just outside Melito’s time in the Winter Stakes. He deserves his chance in a race like this and I think he is under-rated. I’m confident he can take the next step.
Show A Heart’s other runner in the Listed Glasshouse Hcp is 5yo gelding Blazing Hearts. The Dan Bougoure trained galloper is really flying and he was very unlucky not to salute two weeks ago in the $175,000 Listed Eye Lliner Stakes.
“His run that day was enormous,” Bougoure said. “He was trapped wide without cover for the entire race yet was still coming into it on the point of the turn when he was flattened by a runner going back through the field. Once he straightened up though he hit the line really well and was in a photo for a second – not beaten far from the winner.
“He has won at the Sunshine Coast previously and now all we have to do is hope the track plays fairly and is not too rain affected.”
Show A Heart’s two representatives in the 3YO $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas are also going to be right there when the whips are cracking.
Fifteen Carat put up a mighty performance to place behind Rothesay in the G2 Queensland Guineas three weeks ago. He has an explosive finishing burst when allowed to settle and, if the track allows for backmarkers to figure in the finish, he will be charging at the end.
The other Show A Heart rep is the stakes winning filly Dual Chamber. The Rex Lipp trained youngster has drawn wide but if the breaks come her way she has the class to give this race a real shake.
Show A Heart will also have the well-bred youngster Regal Estate debuting in Race 3 at the Gold Coast tomorrow.