Weather Will Determine Missy Longstocking’s 2015 Nudgee Quality Chances

January 21, 2015

Weather Will Determine Missy Longstocking’s 2015 Nudgee Quality Chances

Four-year-old mare Missy Longstocking topped the field for the Listed Nudgee Quality (1200m) when acceptances were taken on Wednesday. The mare will get a good start from barrier three in the fillies and mares handicap at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday but will have to overcome a top weight of 59kg.

Nudgee Quality headliner Missy Longstocking may not line-up at Doomben on Saturday if the track is rain-affected.

Nudgee Quality headliner Missy Longstocking may not line-up at Doomben on Saturday if the track is rain-affected. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Yet all could be moot as trainer Liam Birchley revealed he will not run Missy Longstocking if the track is rain-affected.

“She is no good thing to start. She got 59kgs and I am not going to run her with that weight on a bog track,” he told Sky Racing on Wednesday.

Brisbane is predicted to receive heavy rainfall later this week, which could effect the mare’s chances at a start in the 2015 Nudgee Quality.

Missy Longstocking was spelling for a year after injuring herself in the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast last January. The mare returned to the track almost one year to the day, running an impressive third in the Magic Millions Sprint (1100m).

The mare was just half a length off winner Straturbo but Birchley is confident she could have won if not checked in the straight.

“Missy Longstocking got a couple of checks in the straight and she should have finished closer, if not won,” he said.

Birchley’s other chance at success this weekend at Doomben Racecourse is with Sagatona in the 3YO Handicap over 1200 metres. Unlike Missy Longstocking, the three-year-old filly would relish a wet track which puts the trainer at odds.

Sagatona will jump from barrier one with Glen Colless to ride.

“She has a good barrier this time and I have no fears for her on a wet track. Glen will ride her and his style should suit,” Birchley said.

Whatever the weather may bring, Birchley should be well-tipped to take out at least one race at Doomben this Saturday.

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