Gollan pleased with stable stars

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Well the premiership is hotting up in QLD with a couple of the best up and coming trainers leading at present which is creating a lot of hype in the sunshine state. At last look Gollan and Dunn were equal and Rob Heathcote was stalking them about five wins behind.

I feel Gollan has a heap of fire power and some very nice horses in the stable so I took the opportunity to catch up and see where the stable is at.

Tony did mention he felt it took a little while to find consistency in his training in the initial move to Brisbane but feels the training has become consistent, that has flowed onto the horses and we are seeing that in the results now.

Here is a stable rundown of some of the leading lights of team Gollan.Gollan racing

SPIRIT OF BOOM: “Career best form. Come through the run and will stay in work in Melbourne for now. If it pans out the horse would go to the William Reid or the Galaxy and two/three weeks into the T.J.Smith.” Gollan did mention as many know, the horse is a dry tracker and if the conditions were ordinary around that time he would hold the horse back and look at the Brisbane Carnival (BTC Cup, 10,000, Stradbroke). Definitely no Singapore or England and a stud deal should be done in the next couple of weeks..

TEMPLE OF BOOM: “He is going terrific, as good as he has ever gone. Happy around the stable and has had two jump outs and both have been very good. I could not be happier with the horse and he will run in the Challenge stakes Saturday and then probably a month to the T.J.Smith, but we will take it a run at a time and probably head back to Brisbane after that if it looks wet.”

THE STOREMAN: “Make hay while the sun shines. Probably not a carnival horse and he like to be on top of the ground. More of the same for him. Not sure about a Weetwood start, it may just stretch him but he has been good around the Toowoomba circuit albeit when the cushion was there.”


I had to ask where the next star would come from and Tony did feel he had the potential to possibly uncover a couple over the winter but only time will tell. He felt Gundy Spirit would run well this weekend and was happy enough with his last effort after being tardy early.

Other horses to keep an eye out for may be Amexed- a nice 3 year old staying type, and Looks Like The Cat- a handy two year old who has better things in store.

*The premiership battle will continue this weekend and we should just be happy that these blokes are training in our area. They produce the horses in tip top shape each week and Gollan does seem to have a stronger team leading into the midweek card.