Mid-week Wrap-up - 17 Nov, 2021

After cheering home three winners on Saturday the Tony Gollan stable produced two more victors at yesterday’s mid-week Doomben meeting.

Gollan unleashed two-year-old colt Capital Tower for the first time, to immediate effect, running out a comfortable winner of the opening race.

Gollan’s second winner came from Ashgrove, a three-year-old son of Dundeel, who broke his maiden in arrogant fashion. In form jockey Ryan Maloney barely moved a muscle on the short-priced favourite pulling away for an eye-catching three-an-a-half length victory. Gollan immediately set his sights on the Brisbane Summer Carnival, where he labelled The Eagle Way as a suitable target.

It was a pleasing return to racing for jockey Ben Thompson who finished on the podium twice before booting home a winner aboard Fetch for the Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted yard. Thompson is keen to maintain his association with the filly, who is also being aimed at some better races over the Summer.

Punters had an up and down day, with several big ‘goes’ missing the mark, but one which did hit the bullseye was Beltaria for John Symons and Sheila Laxon. After having a few issues last time in, punters were awake to him being spot on this time around and hammered his price from $5.50 to $2.90 by the jump.

Whilst four of the eight races were taken out by market fancies the remaining half of the card were won by double figure chances. Asherla ($10), Donandkim ($15) and Linthorpe Lad ($13) were all preceded by Givitallali who took out the second race at $41.

Metropolitan racing returns to Doomben next Wednesday, November 24.