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Brisbane’s leading trainer Tony Gollan is keen to run his unbeaten filly Shamurt in Saturday’s Listed $100,000 Bam Willie Wright Dalrello Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.

Trainer Tony Gollan, above, has nominated Shamurt for the Dalrello Stakes at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Trainer Tony Gollan, above, has nominated Shamurt for the Dalrello Stakes at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Shamurt is one of eighteen two year olds nominated for the Dalrello Stakes and will being taking on the Ben Currie trained pair of Mishani Hustler and Cuddle Me Tight.

Gollan has mapped out a Brisbane Winter Carnival plan for his star two year old who in the winner of her two race starts to date with a win over 1050m at Doomben on March 24 followed by a win over 1100m at Toowoomba on Weetwood Handicap Day on April 7.

Shamurt’s Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign is likely to include the Group 2 $175,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben on May 12 followed two weeks later by the Group 2 $250,000 Mitavite BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.

“She was on the water walker before she came back into the stable so that has kept her up to the mark,” Gollan told AAP.

“I was going to go straight into the (Group Two) Champagne Classic on Doomben 10,000 day but I thought if I drew a bad barrier that day it would be a setback for the rest of the winter.

“I am keen to get her out to the 1200 metres and then the 1350 of the Sires’. This seems the best way to go.

“I have some nice two-year-olds for the winter and I just hope my run of recent seconds changes to winners soon.”

The Ben Currie trained Mishani Hustler is the top rated two year old in the Dalrello Stakes with three wins from four race starts to his credit.

Mishani Hustler is a two time winner over the 1200m at Doomben and will head back there following his win in the $70,000 QTIS 2yo Handicap (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast on Princess Stakes Day on April 14 while Currie’s other Dalrello Stakes entry, Cuddle Me Tight, has been to the races once for a second to Shamurt in Toowoomba.

Chris Waller has nominated Orcein for the Dalrello Stakes and while the Snitzel filly is yet to win a race, she has collected a minor prizemoney cheque from her three race starts for a third and a second at Rosehill followed by a fourth in the Group 3 $200,000 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on December 30.

Nominations for the 2018 Dalrello Stakes (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 1411 MISHANI HUSTLER C 2 Ben Currie 1 57kg
2 11 SHAMURT F 2 Tony Gollan 2 55kg
3 25×12 ONLY WANNA SING G 2 Robert Heathcote 3 57kg
4 544×33322 FISH ’N’ SNITZ F 2 Stuart Kendrick 4 55kg
5 324x ORCEIN C 2 Chris Waller 5 57kg
6 521×322 GRAND DE LAGO G 2 John Zielke 6 57kg
7 12×3 CLOCKWISE F 2 Mark F Webb 7 55kg
8 1 GEM SONG C 2 Kris Lees 8 57kg
9 234x GRIM REAPER C 2 Steven O’dea 9 57kg
10 2 CUDDLE ME TIGHT F 2 Ben Currie 10 55kg
11 1 INVINCORE C 2 Toby Edmonds 11 57kg
12 19 COASTAL BOY C 2 Darryl Hansen 12 57kg
13 1 RACECOURSE ROAD C 2 Chris Munce 13 57kg
14 42 STARVIRGO C 2 Anthony Freedman 14 57kg
15 2 ADORADIVA F 2 Barry Lockwood 15 55kg
16 4 MOSS CHEVAL C 2 Chris Munce 16 57kg
17 0x INJUSTICE G 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 17= 57kg
18 PURE INDULGENCE F 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 17= 55kg

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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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