Monday, 22 June 2009: Young Sydney jockey Tye Angland will attempt to complete a rare Queensland carnival treble when he rides Canberra-trained sprinter Voice Commander in the $175,000 Glasshouse Sprint at Caloundra on Saturday.
by Racing and Sports
Angland can be crowned jockey of the carnival if he adds the Glasshouse Sprint to his other big wins in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap and G3 Healy Stakes on the Con Karakatsanis-trained stablemates Black Piranha and News Alert.
Black Piranha gave 19-year-olld Angland his first Group One success in the Stradbroke while News Alert is now heading to Grafton for the $130,000 WHK Ramornie Handicap on July 15, a race that also could be on the agenda for Voice Commander.
Angland has had a successful association with Voice Commander , prepared by one of Canberra's brightest training talents Nick Olive.
Angland has ridden Voice Commander in 11 of his 19 starts for four wins including the Goulburn Cup and Festival Stakes at Rosehill.
He was reunited with the rising five-year-old for the first time in his current campaign at Ipswich on June 13 in the Eye Liner Stakes where the gelding's effort to finish third from a wide barrier was the run of the race.
The roomy Caloundra track and step up to 1400m should be ideal for Voice Commander at his fourth run since resuming.
However he faces a testing field with Eye Liner Stakes winner Mitanni, last year's Stradbroke winner Mr Baritone, Charming Rogue and Wasted Emotions among the 31 nominations.