Travinator Takes Aim at 2014 RS Crawford Stakes

December 16, 2014

Travinator Takes Aim at 2014 RS Crawford Stakes

Daniel Pearce’s returning six-year-old Travinator will kick off his two-start Perth Summer Racing Carnival campaign in the RS Crawford Stakes 2014 on Saturday in his first run since May.

The Mosayter gelding was last seen finishing fourth when beaten only a length by Thateldo in the $60,000 Westralian Drillers Benchmark 78+ (1000m) on May 24.

Lightly raced for his age with just 13 starts to date, Travinator has had plenty of setbacks over his career that has produced eight victories.

He has only twice been tested in black-type company making Saturday’s $100,000 Listed R.S. Crawford Stakes (1000m) his third stakes assignment.

The first saw him outclassed when dead last crossing seven lengths away ninth behind star WA sprinter Barakey in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in November of 2012.

Then earlier this year, after over a year on the sidelines, he returned to win over 1000m carrying 60kg at Ascot on April 19 before his second to Magnifisio in the Listed Northam Toyota Stakes (1100m).

Pearce readied the able galloper for his latest first-up option, Travinator having won three of his four previous first-up assignments ahead of Saturday, with a Lark Hill trial on December 1.

There over 950m he ran home one and a quarter lengths clear of Ignition in 0.55.46 seconds pleasing connections.

He now looks sharp and on track for a comeback in the RS Crawford Stakes before progressing onto the $100,000 Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m) back at the track on Perth Cup Day, January 1.

Travintator missed both summer features last year and so Pearce is hoping he can atone for that with a stakes double for the 2014-15 season.

“You are not going to have long preps with him, but if we can get a couple out of him then give him a let-up, that will be good,” Pearce told The West Australian this week.

“He’s had two throat surgeries and runs with bar shoes on all his four feet.

“He is not foolproof, but he does have more than his fair share of ability and if we can get his issues right he’ll be winning more races.

“He is better than where he was last preparation … I’m happier with him. We just need to keep it all together now.”

The feature race on the Ascot line-up for Saturday meanwhile is the $250,000 Group 2 C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) where the mares that ran one-two in the Railway Stakes, Elite Belle and Balmont Girl, are dominating betting at

Elite Belle, after her first win over greater than 1800m and out to improve on a below par ninth in last year’s race, drew barrier four while WA Oaks winner Balmont Girl will jump four wider from gate eight in the 14-starter field.

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