Eagle Farm Dry Despite Heavy Rain

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has been swamped with 140mm of rain in the past week which would usually have trainer happy for noted wet tracker Say I Cee You.

There have been few wet tracks in Brisbane in recent months as the city sweltered through one of its driest summers on record.

A series of storms have hit Eagle Farm in the past week meaning Saturday's meeting would usually be run on a soft track.

But the new surface is living up to its billing as one of the best drying tracks in Australia and was rated good on Thursday.

“This track drinks up water at a rapid rate,” racing manager Matt Rudolph said.

Birchley has noted wet tracker Say I Cee You in the $200,000 Jewel Three-Year-Old which ironically was relocated to Eagle Farm after being washed out at the last week.

Say I Cee You would be big odds on a dry track but he is unbeaten on rain-affected tracks.

His best win was in a metropolitan standard three-year-old handicap when he beat promising gallopers Spending My Time and Thunderous on a soft track.

, who rode the gelding to win at the and at Toowoomba, will again be aboard .

Say I Cee You trialled at two weeks ago and was a solid second.

“It was a handy trial and some more rain wouldn't hurt him,” Birchley said.

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