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Osborne Bulls Out Of Brisbane Winter Carnival
Gifted, but luckless, Godolphin sprinter Osborne Bulls won’t have the opportunity to reel off his exceptional sectionals in the Gr1 Kingsford Smith Stakes (1300m) and Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) after trainer James Cummings decided to send him to the paddock for a one-month freshen up, reports racenet.com.au. That’s a real pity as both races are run at the newly revamped Eagle Farm, a track that traditionally suits back-markers and has been seen to play that way since reopening for business. Osborne Bulls was the $6.00 pre-post favourite for the Stradbroke Handicap. Although holding an undesirable Gr1 record this season of 5 starts for 5 seconds, there is no doubting the talent of the Street Cry gelding whose maiden Gr1 victory could come next Spring.