Gold Coast trained sprinter Flamboyer will have to overcome a wide barrier if he is going to record back to back wins in Saturday’s Listed $175,000 HMR Projects Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast.
The front running Flamboyer led all of the way to win the 2016 Glasshouse Handicap with Jeff Lloyd in the saddle and the premiership winning jockey takes the mount again and will have to decide if he goes forward again from barrier twelve in the fifteen horse field.
The Kelly Doughty trained six year old has had two runs from a spell and after finishing eleventh to Miss Gunpowder in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on June 10 showed plenty of improvement to run fourth, beaten half a length, to Monsieur Gustave in the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on June 17.
Locally trained sprinter Monsieur Gustave is also an on pace runner and is likely to go forward again from barrier nine.
New South Wales sprinter The Monstar will carry the top weight of 59kg with Tegan Harrison taking over from Josh Adams who was on the Brett Cavanough trained six year old last start for an all the way win in the Listed $15,000 June Stakes (1100m) at Randwick on June 10.
Too Good To Refuse has been knocking on the door at his last two starts and gets his chance to breakthrough for an overdue win from barrier four with Robbie Fradd in the saddle again this weekend.
Fradd has been aboard the Desleigh Forster trained four year old for his two most recent runs for a fast finishing nose second to Miss Gunpowder in the Hinkler Handicap and then hit the line hard again when third behind Burning Passion and Irish Constabulary in the Group 3 $175,000 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Doomben last week.
The Virginian made up some ground in the straight last start without threatening when seventh in the Eye Liner Stakes and the Toby Edmonds trained gelding will be suited by the bigger Sunshine Coast straight.
Jim Byrne finds himself back on The Virginian who will jump from barrier seven in the Glasshouse Handicap.
Final field for the 2017 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m)
|#||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||386618×031||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||Ms Tegan Harrison||5||59kg||102|
|2||x24335x650||SNIPPETS LAND||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||15||58kg||100|
|3||0526133×04||FLAMBOYER||Kelly Doughty||Jeff Lloyd||12||56.5kg||97|
|4||613x66x147||THE VIRGINIAN||Toby Edmonds||Jim Byrne||7||56kg||96|
|5||5242742823||TOO GOOD TO REFUSE||Desleigh Forster||Robbie Fradd||4||56kg||96|
|6||8x587x8425||YESTERDAY’S SONGS||Michael Moroney||Larry Cassidy||1||56kg||96|
|7||452112×843||MAN OF HIS WORD||Bruce W Hill||Glen Colless||14||55.5kg||95|
|8||115x230x41||MONSIEUR GUSTAVE||Darryl Hansen||–||9||55kg||94|
|9||146×611952||MARYORE||Philip Courtney||Michael Cahill||11||54kg||89|
|10||47x165x370||ELEGANT COMPOSURE||Chris Anderson||Ronnie Stewart||6||54kg||88|
|11||45×6234490||HANDFAST||Darren Beadman||Robbie Fradd||2||54kg||88|
|12||1823526502||IN HIS STRIDE||Rex Lipp||Paul Hammersley||3||54kg||87|
|13||211150×843||BANDA SPICE||Stuart Kendrick||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||8||54kg||85|
|14||112x9x2811||WILLIAM WALLACE (NZ)||Adrian & Harry Bull||Kelly McCulloch||13||54kg||79.5|
|15||75451445×1||BETTABET RED||Louise White||–||10||54kg||75|