Trainers launch Tassie assault

LEADING Victorian trainer Peter Moody is considering another assault on Tasmania's summer racing carnival.

Moody has earmarked the $150,000 Bow Mistress Trophy at Elwick on Sunday week as an ideal target for last week's Caulfield winner Are There Any.

The well-bred Exceed And Excel mare has won four of her 11 starts and Moody is keen to get some ``black type'' next to her name.

The Bow Mistress is a group 3 race for fillies and mares and, as usual, looks like attracting a class field.

Former Gai Waterhouse-trained mare Miss Stellabelle, a consistent performer at group 2 level, is a confirmed starter and local star Rebel Bride will be back to try to win the race for the third year in a row.

Are There Any is part-owned by prominent owner David Moodie's Contract Racing Syndicate.

The four-year-old would be a topical tip if she came to Tasmania during the state election campaign _ she is out of a mare called Honest Politician.

Moody has won many of Tasmania's biggest races, including the Hobart and Launceston cups, Tasmanian Derby and Gold Sovereign Stakes.

He scored his only Bow Mistress win in 2008 with Diamond Cove ridden by former Launceston jockey Luke Currie.

Miss Stellabelle was transferred to the Charlie Goggin-Luella Meaburn stable about seven weeks ago. She will trial in Hobart today.

The five-year-old hasn't raced since finishing a close sixth to star mare Red Tracer in the Dane Ripper Stakes at Eagle Farm in June.

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