Sat­is­fac­tion for Hansen

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

DARRYL Hansen watched Mon­sieur Gus­tave’s Eye Liner Stakes win from 100km away in Kil­coy, but it didn’t change his level of sat­is­fac­tion, hav­ing tar­geted the race months ago.

Hansen had to sad­dle Doum­bek, who ran on strongly for third at the Kil­coy meet­ing.

“It’s one of my big­gest ever wins,’’ the trainer said. “I al­ways wanted to run in the Eye Liner and then the Glasshouse at Caloun­dra but I was a bit wor­ried about him get­ting a run.’’

Hansen said Mon­sieur Gus­tave was a horse that the own­ers have had to be pa­tient with.

“He’s al­ways shown the abil­ity but he kept go­ing shin sore in one leg,” he said.

The Eye Liner was an­other mile­stone for Queens­land’s lead­ing ap­pren­tice Tif­fani Brooker, who added a sec­ond fea­ture-race suc­cess to her CV.

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