Tony Gollan begins move into Eagle Farm’s new infield stables
Story courtesy Nathan Exelby – Brisbane Courier Mail
WITH his feet planted firmly on home soil again, premier trainer Tony Gollan is approaching the immediate future in Queensland with renewed optimism, starting with his move to the infield at Eagle Farm this month.
Fresh from an equal career-best four metropolitan Doomben winners on Wednesday, Gollan is hoping to add to the tally at Eagle Farm on Saturday, with a string of good chances.
Thinking bigger picture, Gollan sees positive signs on the home front, not the least being the opening of the infield stables at Eagle Farm.
Gollan will move half of his team to the infield this month, along with Rob Heathcote.
The pair are first to move because their stables are closest to the new high rise development. The other Eagle Farm trainers are scheduled to move at the end of April.
“I’m really looking forward to moving in,” Gollan said. “I’m actually a bit excited about what lies ahead in Queensland right now. We flirted with Sydney for six months and it was a big learning curve. I wouldn’t rule out having another shot down south, but I would never try it in a satellite stable situation again.
“We’re back in Brisbane now and its head down doing the best we possibly can here.”
Gollan feels predicted rain will suit most of his Eagle Farm team on Saturday, including Hi I’m Back in the Toowoomba Weetwood.