Proven Thoroughbreds will unleash a team of five runners on Saturday at Eagle Farm as we look to build on five winners in the last week.

The Steve O’Dea-trained quintet will follow six other runners across three states. 

In other Proven news, we can report that promising filly INVIGORATING has unfortunately suffered a hock injury that is likely to keep her sidelined for several months. 

The three-year-old daughter of SIZZLING won her first two starts and with a shred of luck would have won her third start last month when a narrow second after being held up in the straight. 

Upcoming Proven Thoroughbreds runners:

Seymour Tuesday February 19:

Maiden 2000m


Archie Alexander/Jordan Childs

Comment: Beaten as an odds-on favourite last time out after travelling a touch keen. Will need to settle better but has the ability to win.

Gold Coast Wednesday February 20:

Class 4 1200m


Steve O’Dea/Boris Thornton

Comment: Gutsy on-pace customer who rarely runs a bad race. Generally races well at the Gold Coast and back to midweek grade suits.

Canberra Friday February 22:

Maiden 1400m


Keith Dryden & Scott Collings/Richard Bensley

Comment: Likely to need the run first-up over this distance.

BM55 1200m


John Bateman/Shaun Guymer

Comment: Excellent effort last start when second over this track and distance. Expected to improve greatly fitness wise and should take a power of beating in this company.

Eagle Farm Saturday February 23:

Class 2 1300m


Steve O’Dea/Jag Guthmann-Chester

Comment: Coming off a solid fifth over the Eagle Farm 1200m and should appreciate the extra 100m. Definite light-weight hope.

BM75 1400m


Steve O’Dea/Ron Stewart

Comment: Above average mare who finished a game third first-up over 1200m at Eagle Farm. Has won twice second-up and rises to a suitable distance.

Class 6 1200m


Steve O’Dea/Boris Thornton

Comment: Tackles a competitive race first-up but he excels when fresh and should relish the open spaces of Eagle Farm.

Class 6 1600m


Steve O’Dea/Boris Thornton

Comment: One of the most progressive gallopers in the stable and looks well placed to win again here. Loves the mile and like Scallopini, finally gets to see Eagle Farm.

NMW 1000m


Steve O’Dea/Ryan Maloney

Comment: Knocking on the door after beating all bar the smart Meet Mr Taylor over this course and distance. A repeat effort would see him go close here.

Rosehill Saturday February 23:

BM78 1350m


Joe Pride/Jay Ford

Comment: On quick back-up from a sound sixth at Canterbury last Friday night. Ideally suited out to 1350m but needs give in the ground to show his best.

Sunshine Coast Sunday February 24:

Maiden 1400m


Steve O’Dea/TBA

Comment: Stuck on OK last time over this track and distance. Not beaten far in all three starts to date so getting close to a win.

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