Unlucky Solidify ready for Eagle Farm rematch

How may we help?

29 May 2023

Promising two-year-old Solidify emerged unscathed from the home straight interference that counted him out of the finish of Saturday’s Gr.2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

The stakes winning son of Redwood finished ninth in the Eagle Farm feature after he copped a buffeting 350m from home.

Co-trainer Graeme Rogerson has taken a glass half full approach and thankful Solidify came through the race well and is looking forward to a rematch in the Gr.1 JJ Atkins (1600m) on Saturday week.

“I think he is the making of something really special, he’ll give them a fright in the mile and then that will be it for the season,” he said.

“It could have been a lot worse, I’ve been in racing long enough to know you get your disappointments. We’ll live to fight another day.

“He came out of the race okay and just had no luck, he got flattened and Ryan (Elliot) thought he was going really well turning for home and said if he got the run he would have been right in it.

“It was still a good effort from the horse to pick himself up in the last 50m to get going again to the line.”

Solidify won two of his three starts in New Zealand, including the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa before departing for the Queensland winter carnival. - NZTM