Gold CoastSat, May 18, 2024

03:14 Gold Coast

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY BRUCE QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap

| 3yo

Winner AUD $16,800 - 10 runners

5 ¼f

Going: Standard

Surface: AW

Race Tip

VITTHAL (5) good effort to finish third last time out over 5f190yards on dirt at Burrandowan, beaten 1.1 lengths. First try on synthetic. Brings good form to the table. BOOM CRUSHER (3) is back after a break of four-and-a-half months. At the last run before the layoff he finished fifth over 6f at Kilcoy. Has had the benefit of two trials leading into this. Good chance to break through. ROCKINAHARDPLACE (2) faced the starter for the first time and finished tenth last start at Ipswich over 6f, beaten 17 lengths. Top-three chance with that run under his belt. DANCES IN GRINZING (6) is a three-year-old filly on debut by Capitalist from Global Dance who has been a prolific producer of winners. Was in the placings in her most recent trial at Beaudesert. Jumps from a favourable gate and any market lead would add to the confidence.