Wednesday, 13 February 2008
: Victorian trainer John Hogan has confirmed Blazonry as a definite starter in the $100,000 Country Club Tasmania Vamos Stakes to be run over 1400 metres on the final day of the Tasmanian Summer racing Carnival.
| Blazonry after running third in the Bow Mistress Stakes|
Photo by Racing and Sports
The four-year-old mare proved her worth when a game second behind Diamond Cove in the $80,000 weight-for-age Swettenham Stud Bow Mistress Stakes over 1200 metres at Tattersall's Park in Hobart last Saturday.
Hogan said the mare has remained in Tasmania and is in the care of Jenny James at Seven Mile Beach.
"I left the mare in Tassie because the less traveling she does the better," Hogan said.
"I will be going back and forth from Melbourne to attend to her because she can be a handful."
"I was very pleased with her effort in the Bow Mistress because she was caught wide throughout but still finished the race off well."
"The 1400 metres in the Vamos is going to suit her better so I'm looking forward to the race," he said.
Blazonry is only lightly raced, having had only nine starts for three wins and as many minor placings.
She won her first two starts last season and was fourth at her subsequent outing before being sent for a five-month spell.
She resumed with a third at Werribee before finishing in the same position on the Sandown Lakeside track but she made amends with an impressive win in a 4YO and upwards race for non metropolitan winners over 1200 metres at Sandown prior to crossing Bass Strait
Hogan said he targeted the Tasmanian fillies and mares feature races at the start of this campaign.
"The Tasmanian races have always been on the agenda," Hogan said.
"She will be at her best over 1400 metres, which is why I am quietly confident about her chances in the Vamos," he said.
Bow Mistress winner Diamond Cove is expected to return for the Vamos along with outstanding Tasmanian mare Reunification that also will attempt to improve on her fourth in the Bow Mistress.
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