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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Monday, May 01 2017

Under offer three-year-old Tavidream will head to Brisbane this week regardless of a change of ownership.

Tavidream - Trish Dunell

An Australian interest currently has an option to purchase the talented son of Tavistock, who has won five of his seven starts.

"There's a contract in place on him and part of the deal is that we take him to Brisbane for the Derby," said Donna Logan, who trains Tavidream with Chris Gibbs.

"He'll be on the plane on Thursday. He's very bright and he's done extremely well since his last run."

At his most recent appearance, Tavidream beat the Gr.3 Manawatu Classic winner Charles Road in the Gr.2 Championship Stakes at Ellerslie.

"He'll just have the one lead-up run to the Derby in the Grand Prix Stakes at Eagle Farm on May 27," Logan said.

Stablemate and three-time winner Comin'through also has the Gr.1 Queensland Derby on his programme and he will open his campaign in the Gr.3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben on May 13.

Logan also has a classic plan for Jake The Muss, who has won only one race and was a last-start fourth in the Championship Stakes.

"He's probably going to go to Sydney first and try and qualify there for the Queensland Derby," she said.

The other member of the travelling party for Queensland is Qiji Phoenix, whose target is the Gr.1 J.J. Atkins at Eagle Farm on June 10.

"He's doing very well, he looks pretty special," Logan said.

An unbeaten colt by Not A Single Doubt, Qiji Phoenix completed a hat-trick of wins with a clear-cut victory in the Listed Champagne Stakes at Ellerslie.

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