Jackpot with Bid Spotter!
Oct 07, 2012
A decision to dissolve the former ownership of Bid Spotter had a successful conclusion when the seven-year-old scored on debut for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Edmonds saddled up two runners, Bid Spotter and War Ends, in the GJI Data Intelligence Handicap (1600m) and was the least surprised to see former Sydneysider Bid Spotter prevail.
The son of Redoute's Choice stormed home from last in the small field of eight to down Hour Of Peril by a half length with War Ends, a further short half head away third.
Punters had heavily supported War Ends, who started favourite at $3.10, while Bid Spotter was unwanted in betting giving bookmakers a dream result at $26.
Bid Spotter was previously trained in Sydney by Graeme Rogerson after being bought at the 2007 Magic Millions sales for $850,000.
"There was some disputes among the previous owners so one of them, Rod James, bought him back when it was decided to dissolve the partnership," Edmonds said.
"Rod is a businessman on the Gold Coast and bought 20 per cent of him after he went through the Magic Millions sale.
"He's been in him right through his career but the previous owners couldn't agree on a few things so they dissolved the partnership and Rod bought him back for $25,000 at a tried horse sale in Sydney last Friday.
"I wasn't surprised at all to see him beat War Ends as he's got a better record.
"He's a good horse who can gallop but I'll have to sit down and see where we go with him from here."
Edmonds's wife Donna also owns a share in Bid Spotter and a return trip to Sydney hasn't been ruled out after the gelding recorded his seventh win in 41 starts.
"He'll definitely get ready for some of the longer races up here but I might even take him to Sydney later on," Edmonds said.
"He might make a good stayer for the winter next year.
"He only arrived in my stable last Saturday and even though his form didn't look good on paper, I spoke to a few people in Sydney who said his work had been good.
"Hopefully, races like the Brisbane and Caloundra Cups will suit him next year."
Bid Spotter's win was his first since claiming the Listed Mannion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill in March last year.
Edmonds wasn't disappointed with the effort from War Ends who battled on well for the minor placing.
"He's not as well performed as Bid Spotter but he was gallant in defeat," he said.
Via Racing QLD