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Flamboyer has to overcome wide barrier to win back to back Glasshouse Handicaps

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.

Flamboyer. above, has to overcome a wide barrier in the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Flamboyer. above, has to overcome a wide barrier in the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

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

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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