Most Important in Line for $500,000 Bonus After Romping it in at 2016 Lexy Group Lough Neagh Stakes
Written on the 19 December 2016
Leading Queensland Trainer, Tony Gollan sported his second win in the summer sprint crown with Most Important on Saturday at Doomben, after winning the first leg at the George Moore Stakes, earler in the month. That means a $500,000 bonus if Most Important can make it a hat trick at the Buffering Stakes (1300m) on December 31st.
Most Important ($2.60) ridden by Robbie Fradd, burst away at the 200m mark and held off Too Good To Refuse ($2.90) by 1 1/4 lengths to win Saturday's 1350m race at Doomben, with Miss Cover Girl ($6.00) another six lengths in third place.
The gelding ran 1.17.16. That's just 0.07 seconds outside Natural Destiny's course record set 10 years ago.
Trainer Tony Gollan continues to marvel at the toughness of Most Important, who has been racing since December 2014 and gelded before this last campaign.
"I think gelding him has been the making of him but he has always had plenty of potential. He was sweating up before the race today which is a good sign," Gollan said.
He said before the race he had been worried about giving weight to Too Good To Refuse.
"But he was up to the challenge. I have a lot of time for Too Good To Refuse. He and my horse are members of a top batch of Brisbane four-year-olds this season," Gollan said.
"They have been running fast time all day but it was still a very good effort. They have put six lengths on the third horse who is a Group One winner," Gollan said.
Most Important will most likely run in the Buffering Stakes and then have a well-earned rest with the Brisbane winter carnival in mind.
Most Important has now taken his record to 6 wins and 8 placings from 23 starts, with prize money of $473,775.