The Monstar and Ulmann equal top weights for Glasshouse Handicap

The Brett Cavanough trained The Monstar and Darren Weir’s Ulmann are equal top weights for the Listed $175,000 HMR Projects Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Ulmann, above, is equal top weight with The Monstar for the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Ulmann, above, is equal top weight with The Monstar for the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Last start Randwick winner The Monstar and The Wangoom winner Ulmann have both been allocated 59kg for the Glasshouse Handicap.

The Monstar is also the 59.5kg top weight for the Listed $150,000 Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill on Saturday and Cavanough said that he would like some rain to arrive before the weekend at the Sunshine Coast before committing to a start in the Glasshouse Handicap.

“It’s either the Civic Stakes or Glasshouse and he won at the Sunshine Coast last year,” Cavanough told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

“At the end of the day it will be weather dominated and he is ready to go either way.

“We’re only seven to eight hours from Queensland so you probably want to be out of here Thursday afternoon (if we go to Queensland).”

Ulmann has had two runs in Queensland since winning the Listed $150,000 Wangoom Handicap (1200m) at Warrnambool on May 3 for a third in the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on May 20 followed by an eleventh in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on June 10.

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Snippets Land is next in weight order with 58kg and the Randwick co-trainers are looking to claim another Winter Carnival feature race on the weekend.

Team Snowden kicked off the Winter Carnival with a win by Redzel in the Group 1 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben and then won the last Group 1 of the 2016 – 2017 racing season with Tycoon Tara in the $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Locally trained sprinter Monsieur Gustave has been issued 55kg and trainer Darryl Hansen will be looking for a home town victory after the four year old scored a narrow win in the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on June 17.

Weights for the 2017 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m)

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough 1= 59kg 102
2 ULMANN Darren Weir 1= 59kg 102
3 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden 3 58kg 100
4 FLAMBOYER Kelly Doughty 4 56.5kg 97
5 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds 5= 56kg 96
6 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster 5= 56kg 96
7 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney 5= 56kg 96
8 CANTBUYBETTER Ben Currie 8= 55.5kg 95
9 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill 8= 55.5kg 95
10 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen 10= 55kg 94
11 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 10= 55kg 94
12 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle 12 54kg 91
13 MARYORE Philip Courtney 13 54kg 89
14 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson 14= 54kg 88
15 HANDFAST Darren Beadman 14= 54kg 88
16 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp 16 54kg 87
17 BANDA SPICE Stuart Kendrick 17 54kg 85
18 WILLIAM WALLACE (NZ) Adrian & Harry Bull 18 54kg 79.5
19 ABU BEN ADAM Pat Duff 19= 54kg 78
20 SHARPE HUSSLER Chris Munce 19= 54kg 78
21 BETTABET RED Louise White 21 54kg 75
22 DONTPOKETHETIGER Peter Rudkin 22 54kg 72

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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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