SAMPSON LINES UP AT DOOMBEN

SAMPSON LINES UP AT DOOMBEN

New Zealand stayer Sampson lines up in a $A75,000 2020m race at Eagle Farm this Saturday as a final lead-up to the $A200,000 Queensland Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm the following Saturday.

The Howie Mathews-trained nine-year-old has drawn barrier six in a field of six and will be ridden by top Queensland jockey Jim Byrne.

Sampson finished a game second in the Ipswich Cup (2150m) two starts back before a last start failure in the Tattersall’s Cup (3000m) at Eagle Farm. His connections are confident of a much improved performance this weekend.

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