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Monsieur Gustave to chase home town victory in Glasshouse Handicap

Local trainer Darryl Hansen will be chasing a home town victory with Monsieur Gustave in the Listed $175,000 HMR Projects Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Sunshine Coast trainer Darryl Hansen, above,  is hoping for a home town victory with Monsieur Gustave in the Glasshouse Handicap. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Sunshine Coast trainer Darryl Hansen, above, is hoping for a home town victory with Monsieur Gustave in the Glasshouse Handicap. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Monsieur Gustave is one of twenty-two sprinters nominated for the Glasshouse Handicap and the four year old is looking for back to back feature race wins after getting the judge’s nod by the smallest possible margin in defeating In His Stride in the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on June 17.

The Rex Lip trained In His Stride is also among the nominations for the Glasshouse Handicap and will get his chance to reverse the placings over Monsieur Gustave.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has entered Ulmann and the Sebring five year old will appreciate the huge drop in class after running eleventh to Impending in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on June 10.

Three starts back Ulmann won the Listed $150,000 Wangoom Handicap (1200m) at Warrnambool on May 3 and was then in the minor money when third to Jungle Edge in the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on May 20.

The Desleigh Forster trainer Too Good To Refuse has put the writing on the wall at his last two starts and will be one of the major players again in the Glasshouse Handicap.

The Rothsay four year old came from last to be beaten a nose when second to Miss Gunpowder in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on June 10 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 Saturday.

Team Snowden has nominated Snippets Land while Toby Edmonds has nominated The Virginian.

Nominations for the 2017 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 604020×199 ABU BEN ADAM G 6 Pat Duff 78
2 211150×843 BANDA SPICE M 4 Stuart Kendrick 85
3 75451445×1 BETTABET RED M 6 Louise White 75
4 02×1381310 CANTBUYBETTER G 5 Ben Currie 95
5 3158333×45 DONTPOKETHETIGER F 3 Peter Rudkin 72
6 47x165x370 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson 88
7 0526133×04 FLAMBOYER G 6 Kelly Doughty 97
8 45×6234490 HANDFAST G 4 Darren Beadman 88
9 1823526502 IN HIS STRIDE G 4 Rex Lipp 87
10 452112×843 MAN OF HIS WORD G 4 Bruce W Hill
11 146×611952 MARYORE M 5 Philip Courtney 89
12 115x230x41 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 4 Darryl Hansen 94
13 1814×75340 SHARPE HUSSLER G 5 Chris Munce 78
14 50x605x074 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 5 Jason Coyle
15 x24335x650 SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
16 x2694686x7 STEEL ZIP G 9 Pat Duff 94
17 386618×031 THE MONSTAR G 6 Brett Cavanough
18 613x66x147 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 96
19 5242742823 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 96
20 152136×130 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 102
21 112x9x2811 WILLIAM WALLACE (NZ) G 4 Adrian & Harry Bull 79.5
22 8x587x8425 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney 96

About The Author

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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