Team Gollan still flying

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I have said it many times on the site how exciting the training career of Tony Gollan will become over the next  5-10 years.  I expect him to rise rapidly when he takes up his spot at Eagle Farm in some new boxes not long after the New Year. He will be alongside trainers such as Birchley, Heathcote and Schweida when he hits town but take note, this young gun will not only hold his own, but has the potential to be in the top handful every year of the Brisbane premiership.

Gollan has been around long enough that he has his own techniques and is an extremely confident trainer who can find the best in all his horses. Ask anyone involved in racing (bar some owners) and all will tell you that patience is a must. Tony has patience and like all top trainers has a knack of finding the right horse for the right race.

Temple Of Boom, Spirit Of Boom and Listen Son are his flagship horses, but his strike rate throughout South East Queensland has been outstanding over the last two months.

Another feather in his cap was the win of Listen Son last weekend after an ordinary race in Melbourne, a great job was done to turn him out in great order and pick up the listed race by a nose in front of the classy Excellantes.

I had a chat with Tony about his leading horses and their respective performances last run. He stated that he felt both horses were well in condition but thought both would come on from the run over the 1200m as they hadn’t started for around a month. In particular he felt Listen Son paraded fresh and did sweat up a touch in the yard. It is also worth noting that Listen Son does have a far better record over the 1350m which he steps to next and will be very hard to beat if he improves as his trainer believes he will.

Gollan was also very forgiving of the run of Spirit Of Boom who was wide early and then got a long way back in a slow run race. It was impossible for those horses at the back to win and there was a lot of kickback on the day which could also have had an impact in the run as the horse did have a lot of debris on his face, and there is always a chance of some going down their throat. He felt that the run was good considering the amount of obstacles the horse had to face and feels you would be silly to write the horse off on that run.

The way that the Gollan stable is firing you would have to think that both horses will be enormous chances when they line up in the next race of the Summer Series.

As usual Tony Gollan will be running his eye over the yearlings at the upcoming sales and looking for his next star to fit in with his stable move to Brisbane. If you want to race one with him you can always check out his website and find some contact details to get in touch with him before the sales.