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McEvoy Hoping For Trio Of Stradbroke Chances
Consistent gelding Dollar For Dollar (High Chaparral-Pretty Penny, by Encosta De Lago) has enticed trainer Tony McEvoy up to Queensland to ensure he is in fine fettle ahead of Saturday's Gr1 Kingsford Smith (1300m) at Eagle Farm. The 6YO was impressive when third in the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) earlier this month, firmly establishing his capability in Gr1 company. "Jamie Kah rode him and said the barrier (12) beat him. It is the worry on Saturday as he is drawn off the track again," McEvoy told AAP Megaform. A win on Saturday would see the trainer reach equal second place on the Australian trainers' list for Gr1 wins, bringing his tally to seven. McEvoy hopes that Dollar For Dollar can then join his most recent Gr1 victor Despatch (Written Tycoon) and Gr1 CF Orr (1400m) winner Manuel (Commands), in Gr1 The Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in June.