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Gollan aims up with Wollombi

Tony Gollan was relieved to see Wollombi make a winning debut for the stable at Ipswich and is now looking forward to giving the mare the chance to build on her record in this Saturday's Glasshouse Handicap.

WOLLOMBI winning the GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC at Ipswich in Australia.
WOLLOMBI winning the GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC at Ipswich in Australia. Picture: Michael McInally/Racing Queensland

The Extreme Choice four-year-old will chase back-to-back Listed wins in the $300,000 event over 1400 metres at the Sunshine Coast.

The June 22 Gai Waterhouse Classic was Wollombi's first start in the Yulong green and white after the Victorian operation paid $500,000 for her at the National Broodmare Sale and Tony Gollan is hopeful it was the first of many wins for the stable.

"To get a mare like her, who Yulong paid a bit of money for, and to get the job done straight away was good and they have indicated they want to go another season with her, which is good for us," Gollan said.

"We'll get through the Glasshouse first and then we'll have a chat about what others plans there are.

"I've got a bit of an idea on what I would like to do, but with Yulong it's a big team effort, so we'll have a chat about it post-Glasshouse."

Wollombi, who was formerly trained by Peter and Paul Snowden and won last year's Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington, will take on the likes of The Inevitable, Yellow Brick, Wategos and At Witz End  in the feature sprint on the final day of the Queensland Racing Carnival.

It is a step up from the 1200m Gai Waterhouse Classic, but Gollan is confident she will take the necessary improvement from that event, in which she came from last mid-race.

"We haven't had her all that long, but the improvement I'd seen in her in two weeks leading into the Gai Waterhouse was pretty good," Gollan said.

"I thought on the fitness score I was just about there, I wasn't 100 percent sure, but she did really well and she was the only horse to win like she did all day.

"It was a good win, she's come through it really well, she looks better and the bigger track you would think would suit her better second-up with what the Gai Waterhouse did."


Racing and Sports

Sunshine Coast

Saturday, 06th July 2024

7
02:02 ET

TAB GLASSHOUSE HANDICAP (LR)

WT: 117lbs Type: Qlty Fastest Time: 1:22.39 Kinloch 27 Jan 2024 Qlty SOT:G
7 f TURF HEAVY 10
7
02:02
(local)
AUD $300,000
7 f HEAVY 10

TAB GLASSHOUSE HANDICAP (LR)

WT: 117lbs Type: Qlty Fastest Time: 1:22.39 Kinloch 27 Jan 2024 Qlty SOT:G
Tab
Form
Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
BP
Trainer
WT
1
24x74
THE INEVITABLE (AUS) 8yo G
DUNDEEL (NZ) - GIFT BOUQUET (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
3
JOHN KEYS
60.5kg

Sales Information

2
87092
ROCKETING BY (AUS) 6yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - ACROSS THE MOON (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
6
DAVID PFIEFFER
56.5kg

Sales Information

3
21301
AT WITZ END (AUS) 8yo G
EPAULETTE (AUS) - HERE'S THE END (AUS)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
11
DANIEL BOWEN
56kg
4
0x766
KALINO (AUS) 5yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - LANIKAI (AUS)
JAMES ORMAN
12
CHRIS WALLER
56kg

Sales Information

5
x4950
IRISH SONGS (AUS) 8yo G
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - LUCKY SONGS (NZ)
JAKE BAYLISS
10
LOUISE WHITE
55.5kg

Sales Information

6
45x51
EN FRANCAIS (AUS) 6yo M
PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) - DETOX (AUS)
LACHLAN NEINDORF
9
DAVID VANDYKE
55kg

Sales Information

7
x0404
SINAWANN (IRE) 7yo G
KINGMAN (GB) - SIMAWA (IRE)
JIM BYRNE
2
TONY & MADDYSEN SEARS
54.5kg

Sales Information

8
57123
WATEGOS (AUS) 5yo G
CAPITALIST (AUS) - HAPPY HIPPY (AUS)
RACHEL KING
7
BJORN BAKER
54.5kg

Sales Information

9
33700
WHAT YOU NEED (AUS) 4yo H
SUPIDO (AUS) - INTUIT (AUS)
EMILY LANG
12
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR
54kg

Sales Information

10
9592x
LAVISH EMPIRE (AUS) 4yo G
SPIETH (NZ) - KISSAME MUCHO (AUS)
KYLE WILSON-TAYLOR
6
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
54kg

Sales Information

11
44304
GREY RIVER (AUS) 4yo M
AL MAHER (AUS) - GREY CHEVAL (AUS)
MS NIKITA BERIMAN
1
JON O'CONNOR
53kg
12
07051
WILLINGA BEAST (AUS) 4yo M
SNITZEL (AUS) - TIME CHECK (USA)
RON STEWART
4
KRIS LEES
53kg

Sales Information

13
746x1
WOLLOMBI (AUS) 4yo M
EXTREME CHOICE (AUS) - HAZLEBROOK (AUS)
ANGELA JONES
8
TONY GOLLAN
53kg

Sales Information

14
x3136
MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO (AUS) 4yo M
KOBAYASHI (AUS) - ORABELLE (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
13
ANNABEL NEASHAM
53kg

Sales Information

15
4x0x6
TIDAL CREEK (AUS) 5yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - ONE FUNNY HONEY (USA)
CEJAY GRAHAM
5
STUART KENDRICK
53kg

Sales Information