Traveston Girl draws barrier two in Brisbane Handicap

The Tony Gollan trained Traveston Girl has drawn barrier two in the Listed $100,000 Queensland Bus Industry Council Brisbane Handicap (1640m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Traveston Girl has drawn barrier 2 in the Brisbane Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Traveston Girl has drawn barrier 2 in the Brisbane Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Traveston Girl is one four horses Gollan has accepted for in the Brisbane Handicap that has brought together a capacity field of fourteen.

Gollan is happy with the way Traveston Girl has trained on after leading all of the way to win the  Listed $100,000 Tattersall’s Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Doomben last Saturday week.

“At the moment she is about as good as we can get her. I would expect her to roll forward and be hard to beat,” Gollan told AAP.

“She stays down on the minimum weight after they scaled the race so there should be no excuses.”

Tegan Harrsion steered Traveston Girl to victory last start and has the ride again this week.

Gollan’s other three acceptors are Trakstar, Best Of The Rest and ex Darren Weir trained mare First Bloom.

Best Of The Rest has drawn reasonably at barrier seven while First Bloom and Trakstar will jump from the two outside gates.

Gollan is keen to see how his new stable acquisition First Bloom performs at her first run for the stable after the mare won her last start over 2040m in a BenchMark 78 Fillies and Mares Handicap at the Moonee Valley night meeting on November 13.

“As you would expect she arrived here in fine fettle. She has had two weeks at Washpool Lodge and has been in the stables for a week,” Gollan said.

“Her best form is around the 2000 metre mark but she worked well and is ready to race.

“There is also the option of an 1800 metre race for her on Boxing Day at the Gold Coast.”

Robert Heathcote has had mixed results at the barrier draw with topweight Hopfgarten drawing poorly at twelve while Bewhatyouwannabe had better luck coming up with gate four.

Craig Williams, who is in Brisbane taking part in the State Of Origin Jockey Series, takes over from Glyn Schofield on Hopfgarten while Jeff Lloyd retains the ride on Bewhatyouwannabe.

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Final Field for the Brisbane Handicap (1640m)

Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 12358×0066 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Craig Williams 12 59kg 100
2 933177217x FAUST (NZ) Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 9 56.5kg 95
3 121363×127 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Michael Cahill 10 56kg 94
4 111120×853 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Joe Cleary Robbie Fradd 1 55kg 92
5 1233776×96 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Andrew Williamson Brad Stewart 5 54.5kg 91
6 97104111×2 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) John, Dan & Chris Meagher Luke Dittman (a) 6 54.5kg 91
7 2x3390x351 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 2 54kg 93
8 2324416×40 BEWHATYOUWANNABE Robert Heathcote Jeff Lloyd 4 54kg 89
9 73134916×9 TRAKSTAR Tony Gollan Luke Tarrant (a) 14 54kg 89
10 8x11110x10 VICTORY HOTEL Trevor Miller Ms Danielle Johnson 3 54kg 87
11 1133×25434 BEST OF THE REST Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 7 54kg 84
12 2316736441 FIRST BLOOM Tony Gollan Glen Colless 13 54kg 81
13 85481124×8 REVITALISE John, Dan & Chris Meagher Anthony Allen 11 54kg 78
14 855529416P TINTS Ben Currie Emma Ljung (a) 8 54kg 78

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