Maher & Eustace Set to Debut $1 Million Colt

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Thu 10th December 2020

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace operation are set to roll out another potential star, with the regally bred $1 million colt Acrobat debuting at Randwick on Saturday.

The colt is a son of Fastnet Rock, out of Hips Don’t Lie, and was narrowly beaten on the line in his latest trial.

The two-year-old is currently $7.50 chance on Saturday, with co-trainer David Eustace heaping praise on the galloper.

“He has got a stallion’s pedigree and always had a lot of quality about him. His trial in Sydney was good,” Eustace told RSN927.

“He trialled very typical of one of those good Fastnet Rock colts, he is doing it really quite easy, on his ear, and capable of sticking two or three lengths on them but was waiting for the opposition a bit.

“He has worked in blinkers since and is going to race in blinkers. Ciaron was very happy with his work Tuesday, thought it really switched him on.

“From a nice gate, just to land in the first four or five, possibly a bit further forward (would be ideal). It’s obviously great prizemoney and a nice steppingstone towards the autumn races.”

1The Art Of Flying (13)J: Hugh Bowman 56kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$6.00$2.25
2Volcanic Rock (12)J: Tim Clark 56kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$13.00$3.90
3Overmann (10)J: Tommy Berry 56kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$4.80$1.95
4Acrobat (7)J: James Mcdonald 56kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$7.50$2.60
5Maralago (3)J: Regan Bayliss 56kg T: A J Cummings$18.00$5.00
6Mission Value (2)J: Joshua Parr 56kg T: Mark Newnham$17.00$5.00
7Turboart (14)J: Jason Collett 56kg T: Annabel Neasham$18.00$5.00
8Belle O’ballee (6)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 54kg T: P & P Snowden$18.00$5.00
9Contentedly (5)J: Ms Kathy O’hara 54kg T: G Portelli$19.00$5.00
10Collier Bay (1)J: Robbie Dolan 54kg T: A J Cummings$16.00$4.80
11Ashema (4)J: Ms Rachel King 54kg T: Annabel Neasham$5.00$2.00
12Festival Dancer (9)J: Tom Sherry 54kg T: Matthew Smith$26.00$6.00
13Shocking Force (8)J: Jay Ford 54kg T: C E Conners$20.00$5.50
14Sunday Yum Cha (11)J: Unknown 54kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$34.00$7.00


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.