Most Important has shattered the theory he doesn’t like the new Eagle Farm racetrack by giving trainer Tony Gollan back-to-back wins in the Group Three George Moore Stakes.
Things didn’t go to plan for Most Important ($7), who Gollan thought would share the lead, but he finished strongly to beat Coolring ($16) by 2-3/4 lengths.
Trubia ($14) showed he had come back in style finishing third a long neck behind Coolring.
Gollan won last year’s George Moore with Didntcostalot but he sent that gelding to Sydney on Saturday and relied on Most Important in the George Moore (1200m).
“We gelded him before this campaign and he has been so tough. He had his first start this campaign in the winter carnival but he has just kept trying,” Gollan said.
Most Important had failed to win in six previous starts at Eagle Farm since its renovation.
“But that probably isn’t fair because he has run some good races at the track,” Gollan said.
“I felt this morning that if he was ever going to win a race at Eagle Farm it would be today.”
Most Important will now press on to the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes on Doomben on December 17.
The gelding is owned by Linda Huddy who with her husband Graham have had many good horses including Shoot Out (AJC Derby) and Preferment (Victoria Derby).
Trainer Desleigh Forster was far from disappointed with the run of favourite Too Good To refuse ($2.90) who came from last at the 300m to finish fifth.
“He just wouldn’t go between horses and when he got to the outside he really motored,” she said.
Earlier, Jeff Lloyd continued his unstoppable run bringing up four winners for the meeting.
Lloyd rode a Queensland record seven winners at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday and ended Saturday on 56 metropolitan winners, 26 in front of second placed Jim Byrne.
He won on Dream Finnish ($5.50), Winning Rupert ($1.50), Man of His Word ($1.90) and Brooklyn Storm ($3.70).
Winning Rupert and Brooklyn Storm are trained at Warwick Farm by Bjorn Baker and started what could be a big summer for him.
Trainer Bruce Hill breathed a sire of relief when Man Of His Word ended a run of unlucky placings.
“He isn’t the sharpest tool around the stable but he is getting better. He is like a lot of the Lope de Vega breed who get better with age,” Hill said.