THE local connection could be a deciding factor if Funny Fellow gets a run.
Eidsvold trainer Bob Murray will be looking to improve on his six-year-old gelding’s efforts at Monto in August where they snagged third place.
Travel time to get to races is always a factor and the proximity of Eidsvold to Gayndah will give Funny Fellow an advantage over horses coming from farther afield.
Gold Record will also make the most of a short travel time with trainer Kaylene Hamilton heading to Gayndah from Nanango.
Celtic Dragon will be in with a shot if the mare gets a run. The four-year-old is coming off a third place in Gympie on September 27 in a field of 12. Top Citrus and Riverton Citrus Class 2 Handicap (1400m) 1 Amazzler (Denis Schultz) 2 Celtic Dragon (Barry Gill) 3 Commander Bond (Kaye Hill) 4 Cool Trick (Sel Andrew) 5 Funny Fellow (Bob Murray) 6 Gold Record (Kaylene Hamilton) 7 Notabitofwhite (William Melvin) 8 Rose Sofia (Carmel Richardson) 9Way Up There (Tony Hess) 10 Zahasea (Peter Moncrieff)