Gollan ready for spring assult

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It is a pretty exciting time coming up in the career of young Queensland trainer Tony Gollan. Temple Of Boom took out the Group 3 Aurie star at Flemington a couple of weeks ago and he plans to take Spirit Of Boom and Listen Son to Melbourne at some stage to make his mark on the spring carnival.

Temple Of Boom’s next goal will be the Bobby Lewis on September 3 at Flemington over 1200m, and he is expected to run into the classy Bel Sprinter in that race. Tony said the horse is going well and if the horse runs to expectations then it may contest the Salinger 1200m Group 1 later in the carnival under handicap conditions. After that there are options such at another crack at the Magic Millions Sprint race that he won last year, or even a crack at the feature sprints in New Zealand around Christmas-New year. One thing we know for sure is that any drop of rain and this horse will be competitive in almost anything.

Listen Son and Spirit Of Boom are progressing nice and are looking at trialling shortly. “They are both ready to trial on Tuesday fortnight, I’m still not sure whether they will have two trials, or just one trial, a race and then send them down. I just haven’t decided exactly where I want them to kick off their preparations.” Gollan said.

I am very excited about seeing Spirit Of Boom in particular as Tony has told us before that he thinks that he is the best horse he has trained, and I’m sure he can measure up in whatever races he is entered in.

Both horses have races that would suit during the carnival and you can bet that Tony will find the right races as he has a knack of placing his horses to perfection.

He has already made his mark in Brisbane racing but I think over the next five or so years we are going to see the emergence of Tony Gollan and his stable will be stepping up to a whole new level. He will be moving to Brisbane and when stabling is built at Eagle Farm he will have around 30 boxes. Not only do I expect Gollan to jump up the Brisbane premiership table, but I expect him to continue to win the races at the interstate carnivals and help Queensland racing get the recognition it deserves.

We will check in again after the horse’s trial as more will then be known as to where their likely kickoff point will be.

For more on Tony’s stable and horses he has available, check out his website at


**For those looking for a midweek tip, I think we are best off letting most of them go around on the wet track and I think there will be a hell of a lot of scratchings.

The only race that interests me is Race 3 (before scratchings)

Trifecta :  2—1,3,8—1,3,8.