Hi Son on trial for G2 Hollindale Stakes
Summer staying find Hi Son can earn himself a start in the Group Two Hollindale Stakes if he can race well at Doomben on Saturday.
Hi Son will be having his second run back from a spell in the Qld Accounting Group Handicap and faces a field of six opponents.
The son of Husson has a good second-up record having won twice and been placed three times from five attempts.
Hi Son won twice and was placed four times over middle distances during the summer and resumed with a good second at the Sunshine Coast over 1400m two weeks ago.
Trainer Tony Gollan was keen to restrict Hi Son to races around the 1600m to 1800m mark in the winter and hopes the gelding is up to the best company.
“Although he raced very well up to 2200 metres last campaign I have always thought he was a horse with a turn of foot who is suited in slightly shorter races,” Gollan said.”
Gollan believes the 1800m of the Hollindale Stakes on April 25 is ideal for Hi Son.
“I have a lot of time for this horse but we will have to see if he is up to the Group Two company,” Gollan said.
He said Saturday’s race and the Listed Tails Stakes over 1600m on April 11 would be the races which would tell if Hi Son is up to Group company.
“At this stage the Hollindale Stakes and then possibly even the Doomben Cup are our aims,” Gollan said.
“But if he isn’t up to that there are a stack of races around 1600m for him such as the Wayne Wilson Memorial, the Spear Chief Stakes and Lord Mayors Cup.”
Apprentice Travis Wolfgram has retained the ride on Hi Son and will reduce his weight to 57kg.
Story courtesy Mark Oberhardt http://www.aapmegaform.com.au