Queensland Day Stakes Winner Good Standing Too Good

A step-up in grade next race during the winter in Brisbane is likely on the cards for the James Cummings-trained Good Standing after the colt’s smart win over the locals in the 2017 Queensland Day Stakes at Doomben.

Good Standing

More Brisbane Winter Carnival black-type is likely to follow for Queensland Day Stakes winner Good Standing (pictured at Caulfield). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Sydney-based son of Artie Schiller was one of the best in a tight betting market for the $100,000 Listed Queensland Day Stakes (1350m) on Doomben 10,000 Day.

Chasing his first win of the year, the Group 2 winner and Group 1 performer travelled up to the sunshine state second-up after being beaten under two lengths by the winner Shazee Lee for his seventh in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) a fortnight back.

Ridden by local hoop Damian Browne, Good Standing got into a lovely position fourth after settling as the Tony Gollan-trained I’m A Rippa led the Queensland Day Stakes field around.

As the home turn approached, Browne peeled out three or four wide on the interstate raider and once in the straight Good Standing went straight past his rivals going for the line.

Charging home for his first win since Caulfield’s Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) in the spring, Good Standing held a notable margin over anther Gollan runner, Real Saga filly Sylpheed, who ran on late to snare second after her close sixth in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) only last weekend.

Rounding out the trifecta in third was the pacesetter I’m A Rippa who held on to finish in the money.

The $150,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) at Eagle Farm in a fortnight could be a nice next-up option for Good Standing to continue his successful raid on the winter riches in Queensland.

For all the best Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival odds make sure you head to Ladbrokes.com.au this season.

2017 Queensland Day Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Doomben Race 5 – 13/05/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 GOOD STANDING James Cummings Damian Browne 8 57kg $4.80F
2 14 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 2.8L 6 55kg $5
3 6 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3.1L 9 57kg $31
4 5 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Joshua Parr 3.3L 1 57kg $21
5 3 HALL OF FAME (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 4.1L 4 57kg $6
6 16 RHYMING Steve Tregea Larry Cassidy 4.3L 3 55kg $71
7 7 BILLY THE KID John Meagher Luke Dittman 5.6L 13 57kg $5.50
8 4 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 5.8L 12 57kg $11
9 11 GREY STEYNE Doug Duryea Brad Stewart 6L 11 57kg $101
10 2 MORTON’S FORK Darren Beadman Brenton Avdulla 6.8L 7 57kg $6
11 8 RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ) Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 7.6L 10 57kg $41
12 9 SMART DEVIL Bevan Laming Michael Cahill 7.8L 5 57kg $101
13 15 PRADA MISS Stirling Osland Glen Colless 8.6L 14 55kg $101
14 12 CAMILLO (NZ) David Kelly Robbie Fradd 15.1L 2 57kg $151
10 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 0
13 ASTARA (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0

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