Leading Adelaide training combination Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas will begin their Tasmanian Stakes assignment tonight when Gogo Grace lines up in the Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy in Hobart.
The four-year-old mare had a win and two second placings in South Australia before heading across the border to Flemington when she ran sixth over 1400m. She’ll step back to the 1200m tonight where she has a good record with two wins and two seconds from five starts.
Gogo Grace will be ridden by the in-form Dean Yendall and is currently in the third line in betting at $5.50 with UBET behind the locally trained Life on the Wire ($2.30) and Gee Gee Double Dee ($4).
The stable’s other runner Pretty Punk will step out in Sunday’s Group 3 Hobart Cup. The mare has been in fantastic form with two wins this preparation and has not finished worse than fourth in any run.
The daughter of Rebel Raider should relish the step up to 2400m for the feature and is currently the equal favourite in the race with Darren Weir’s Andrea Mantegna at $3.90 with UBET. South Australian punters would be familiar with the Weir runner who recorded a last start 5.3 length win in its last start at Morphettville.
Macdonald & Gluyas last tasted Stakes success on the Apple Isle in 2012 when Moving Money claimed the Tasmania Guineas.