Most Important fires up to help trainer Tony Gollan snare a treble at Doomben
Most Important produced a sizzling run around Doomben on Saturday. Picture: Natasha Wood, Trackside Photography
UGLY is the best way to describe the previously disappointing Most Important, who carved out a blistering time to win at Doomben on Saturday.
The former Group-placed gelding had been struggling this campaign, but a change in tactics brought about a sizzling 1min 8.27 sec for the 1200m to complete a winning treble for the Tony Gollan-stable.
Gollan said Most Important looked ugly in the yard and described the tactics the same way.
“He races best when he sweats up like that,” he said. “We decided today to be aggressive on him. I know it looked ugly, but we had a plan to ride him aggressively. We’ve been trying to be cute with this horse and it just hasn’t worked.”Earlier She’s Our Star joined the early bird bus on the road to the Magic Millions after a successful debut.
Gollan was impressed by the 1:00.82 the filly clocked for the 1050m and said there was plenty of room for improvement after conceding the daughter of Star Witness looked a bit chubby.
“It’s great that Darren and his team are supporting racing in Queensland,” Gollan said. “She’s a neat little strong filly that has done everything right.”
Hong Kong reject Hanwritten can win a nice race now he has learned to settle better, according to trainer Matt Dunn. Hanwritten beat the Group 1 performer Ball Of Muscle at Newcastle in 2013 and was sold to Hong Kong.
“He never settled in over there and he didn’t even get to a trial,” Dunn said.
The son of Written Tycoon was returned to Australia and entered Dunn’s stables having not raced for nearly two and a half years. He has now won three from six for the Murwillumbah conditioner.
“I don’t think he wants it any further, but there’s a decent race in him,’’ Dunn said. “You haven’t seen the best of him yet.’’
Story courtesy Nathan Exelby Brisbane Courier Mail