Traveston Girl impresses at Eagle Farm trials

Tegan Harrison rides Traveston Girl to win at Doomben.

Tegan Harrison rides Traveston Girl to win at Doomben.

 

MELBOURNE-bound filly Traveston Girl dominated older horses in a 1000m Eagle Farm trial this morning, showing she’s on target for her Thousand Guineas campaign.

The daughter of Flying Spur is currently a $31 chance for the Guineas with TattsBet, but more highly regarded south of the border, where tab.com.au has her at $16.

Ridden by Tegan Harrison, Traveston Girl cruised in front to post the quickest time of the nine 1000m trials conducted on the course proper this morning.

The trials were conducted at Eagle Farm, which has now had more farewells than John Farnham ahead of its reconstruction sometime later this year.

The older Sea Red was ridden more aggressively to finish second, but Traveston Girl held her comfortably.

Trainer Tony Gollan is taking Traveston Girl to Melbourne. Picture: Mark Cranitch.

Trainer Tony Gollan is taking Traveston Girl to Melbourne. Picture: Mark Cranitch.

 

Trainer Tony Gollan said she would not have a start in Brisbane, but instead go straight to Melbourne, where she will run either at Caulfield on September 30 or a week later at Flemington.

In other news from today’s trials, Metropolitan hope Kingdoms was given an easy time of it out the back by Larry Cassidy before stoking up late to finish fourth in the heat won by Cash ‘N’ Style.

Cassidy rated Kingdoms spot-on for his looming Sydney targets.

Talented two-year-old Dansolei cruised home against her maiden rivals in a time not far inferior to Traveston Girl.

The daughter of Danzero will be scratched from the opening race at Doomben on Saturday and likely be saved for a 1350m race next Saturday.

Stakes winner Work The Room, who hasn’t raced since winning at Eagle Farm in November 2011, failed to flatter in his first public appearance since and finished tailed off in his heat.

Story courtesy Nathan Exelby  http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/traveston-girl-impresses-at-eagle-farm-trials/story-fnii0njy-1227031791299

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