Queensland Guineas Goal for Bat A Kat
Mark Smith - Saturday January 20

You need to go back five generations before the first sniff of black-type in the pedigree of Bat A Kat but there would be few more honest horses racing anywhere in Australia on Saturday.

Under top weight of 59kgs, the Darryl Hansen-trained gelding defied all challengers in the James Boag's Premium Handicap (1350m) at Doomben to take his record to four wins and five seconds from nine starts with earnings to $193,600.

With Michael Cahill in the saddle, Bat A Kat defeated Susurri (Von Costa de Hero) by one and a quarter lengths with the favourite Cruze (Pierro) a length back in third.

Hanson said he didn't consider putting on a claiming apprentice on the 3yo gelding despite conceding between 2kgs and 5kgs to the field.

"He just isn't a kid's horse. His only defeat this time in was when he was ridden by an apprentice," Hansen told AAP.

"He really wants to win and that was a very good effort today.

"If he can keep going up in distances the Queensland Guineas might be a race for him.

"The three-year-old races in Brisbane are strong so the form should hold up."

One of just 20 live foals from the 2014 crop of Glenlogan Park stalwart Falvelon (pictured ), Bat A Kat obviously inherits some of the toughness of his dam Regal Megan.

A daughter of the Blue Diamond Stakes winner Knowledge, Regal Megan won 13 and placed in seven of her 28 starts when racing mainly around the Rockhampton area.

Also the dam of the 10-time winner Royal Physician (Dr Green), Regal Megan was dropped from the Stud Book after not having a return submitted since the birth of Bat A Kat.

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