Tony Gollan zeroes in on Brisbane record

Tony Gollan will have four chances at the mid-week Doomben meetings as he zeroes in on the long-standing training record for the Brisbane premiership.

Gollan moved to within in one win of the late Bruce McLachlan’s standard of 78 wins when Vienna Royale was successful at Doomben on Saturday.

There are four metropolitan meetings remaining in the Brisbane season and Gollan will have a strong hand on Wednesday with five horses entered in four races.

He has Max It Out and Frilly Curtain in the Class 3 race for mares over 1200 metres, Zuccherina in the Benchmark 80 (1650m), Jackson Bay in the colts and geldings maiden (1200m) and Heart Of A Warrior in the Class 4 (1350m).

Gollan is still enjoying an overseas holiday with stable foreman John Fleming hoping the stable can reach the mark on Wednesday.

“They are horses with some ability and should be suited on Wednesday. Whether they can win is another matter,” Fleming said.

Vienna Royale’s win on Saturday also gave Gollan’s apprentice Alannah Fancourt her first Saturday city winner.

The ride impressed Racing Queensland’s jockey advocate Shane Scriven who predicted a bright 2015/16 season for Fancourt.

“She has been working hard and deserved the win. She went just fast enough in the lead so they wouldn’t attack her but had plenty in reserve to kick on the corner,” Scriven said.

Fancourt, who claims three kilograms, has rides on highly weighted horses at the meeting for Marcus Wilson, David Murphy and Liam Birchley with Jim Byrne, Ryan Wiggins and Gollan’s former apprentice Tegan Harrison riding the stable’s horses.

McLachlan set the record in the 1987/88 season.


Story courtesy Mark Oberhardt  http://www.aapmegaform


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