2017 Canberra Guineas: Eusebio Confirms Promise
Emerging three-year-old Eusebio confirmed his promise when proving a class above in the Listed Canberra Guineas on Sunday.
While stepping up sharply in grade, Eusebio was sent out the market elect and proceeded to upstage the Team Snowden trained Eusebio and his well-performed stablemate Bryneich.
Continuing a fantastic weekend for jockey Tommy Berry, Eusebio didn’t have the clearest passage in the straight, but once clear he really displayed a sharp turn of foot.
“When he made a commitment to go, he let him rip,” Trainer John O’Shea said.
“He really didn’t look to have a lot of room to move, but was very impressive when clear.
“Unfortunately for Brenton [Avdulla], things didn’t quite pan out for him, but we were still very proud of the efforts of that horse [Bryneich] as well.”
Unbeaten this preparation, Eusebio has continued to raise the bar, though O’Shea admitted it hasn’t all been straightforward.
“He’s not the easiest horse at home, and they’ve done a really good job to get him here in one piece and racing really well,” O’Shea said.
“We’ll now get him home and we’ll see how he pulls up, we won’t make any decisions until then.”
Successful in notching up the stable’s first success on Black Opal Stakes, O’Shea was quick to praise the Canberra Racing Club.
“For us it is a very important meeting, to come down and get a wonderful surface, it’s a nice a surface that we’ve had and the Club needs to be commended for putting on a great day like this, O’Shea said.