Luciani hopeful for his girl

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Lou Luciani is hoping promising stayer Gonzo’s Girl will grab her first victory back from a break in Sunday’s $17,500 Parks Tavern Restaurant Handicap (1705m) at the Bunbury Turf Club.

Gonzo’s Girl is second up from a more-than four month spell and looked promising in her first run earlier this month, before being blocked on the straight and finishing ninth.

But a second-career win is on the cards after the four-year-old bay mare drew barrier seven in the 11-horse race.

Luciani said Gonzo’s Girl was not a horse he could always be confident in.

“She lets herself down,” he said.

“She had a good first run, just had no luck.”

Luciani said he was hoping Gonzo’s Girl would run well in her 12th career race and begin moving up.

“She will go through her classes and we would like to get her up to the city,” he said.

“Hopefully the spell has done her some good.”

Luciani said his stable was looking good and he was hoping to gather some solid form heading into the Bunbury Carnival next year.

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