Goldengirl resumes in open handicap in Hobart on Sunday

21 / 04 / 2017 Article by: Peter Staples
Geegees Goldengirl (Siggy Carr) wins the Summer Cup from Count da Vinci and Settler's Stone. icon Click to enlarge

QUALITY mare Geegees Goldengirl makes her return to racing in an open handicap over 1600 metres at Luxbet Park Hobart on Sunday.

The Stuart Gandy-trained mare hasn’t started since finishing sixth to Big Duke in the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) on 22 February.

The five-year-old mare won a trial over 1400m in Hobart on Wednesday scoring by over 11 lengths and she wouldn’t have blown a candle out after the gallop.

“I am very happy with Geegees Goldengirl and even though she will carry top weight of 59 kilograms on Sunday she will be very hard to beat,” Gandy said.

“It looks a nice race for her and she is used to carrying big weights so that shouldn’t bother her.

“Her trial was good and Siggy (Carr) will ride her on Sunday.”

The mare’s main target is the $50,000 St Leger over 2400 metres in Launceston next month.

Carr also will partner Gandy’s three-year-old filly Flash Missile in a class three handicap over 1600m.

Flash Missile has been impressive in leading throughout to win her past two in Launceston over the trip.

“Flash Missile has done a terrific job since coming from Victoria and she too looks well placed on Sunday,” Gandy said.

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