Gundy Son Wins 2015 Goldmarket Handicap

January 5, 2015

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Gundy Son Wins 2015 Goldmarket Handicap

It had been a long time between drinks for Tony Gollan’s smart middle distance sprinter Gundy Son but the veteran broke the drought at the Gold Coast over the weekend taking out the Goldmarket Handicap 2015.

Gundy Son

Gundy Son broke a lengthy drought winning his second last race before retirement in the 2015 Goldmarket Handicap. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A rising 10-year-old, warhorse gelding Gundy Son ($13) showed he still had what it takes to win a feature race when Tegan Harrison guided the son of Flavelon to a long-neck victory over Greg Wehlow’s last start winner Daph ‘N’ Alf ($4.40) with Kempelly ($10) in third a further two lengths away.

Race favourite Cum Dividend ($3.60), third last time out behind Big Money in the Listed Lough Neagh Handicap (1350m), meanwhile ran fourth over two and a half lengths off the upset winner in the handicap clash.

Before the Goldmarket, Gundy Son’s most recent win was back in February of 2013 when still prepared by Robert Heathcote.

He transferred to Gollan’s care later that year and was disappointing in his opening two races that summer before finishing a close second behind Trombone Alley in last year’s $100,000 Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1300m).

This year he was able to go one better in his first run in 35 days, his lead-up run coming in a winning Deagon barrier trial over 1000m on December 16.

It was a strange turn of events for Group 1 winning trainer Gollan who originally had two gallopers led by his George Moore Stakes runner-up Someday running in the Goldmarket Handicap.

After going amiss the day before race day however Someday, along with Rex Lipp’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks winning mare Tinto, were both scratched from the race leaving him solely represented by Gundy Son.

“Gundy Son does love the Gold Coast but when it rained earlier in the week I didn’t give him a great deal of hope,” Gollan told The West Australian.

“But the track dried out nicely and he got the run of the race here. It really is a strange sport.”

Drawn well in barrier three on Saturday, Gundy Son was quick away from the gates and went to an early lead before being eased back by Harrison eventually setting in third just off the pace.

He moved to the rails and had a gun run up the inside on straightening moving up to challenge the leaders.

He hit the front approaching the final 200 metres and stuck on for a gutsy win in the Queensland Summer Racing Carnival feature despite the challenge from the runner-up.

“We had a lovely run and when Daph ‘N’ Alf challenged him he found something,” Harrison, who also won a double at Doomben for Gollan on Thursday, said post-win.

“Tony has stuck by me since I came out of my apprenticeship and I really get a kick out of winning for him.”

The soon-to-be-retired Gundy Son has now won 10 of his 66 career starts for $625,950 in prize money for connections and Gollan was thrilled for him to win the black-type before bowing out.

“Gundy Son started his career with Rob Heathcote and I am glad I got a win with him before he retired or I would be hearing about it for a while from Robbie,” he said.

The horse has one final run pending this weekend in the lucrative $400,000 Magic Millions Cup (1400m) back at the Gold Coast before his retirement.

“He has been a wonderful old horse and his win today takes his prize money over the $600,000 mark,” Gollan said.

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2015 Goldmarket Handicap Results & Finishing Order

Gold Coast Race 7 – 03/01/2015

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 GUNDY SON Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 3 54kg $13
2 6 DAPH ’N’ ALF Greg Wehlow Kelvin Wharton 0.4L 9 54kg $4.40
3 8 KEMPELLY Kevin Kemp Chris Whiteley 2.4L 2 54kg $10
4 4 CUM DIVIDEND Liam Birchley Travis Wolfgram (a) 2.7L 1 55kg $3.60F
5 5 LITTLE BROWN HORSE Kelly Doughty Geoffrey Goold (a) 2.8L 7 54kg $6.50
6 10 SPATHA Maryann Brosnan Jim Byrne 4.6L 4 54kg $31
7 9 SOROS Kelly Schweida Michael Cahill 4.8L 8 54kg $11
8 1 RIVA DE LAGO Robert Heathcote Jeff Lloyd 5.3L 5 59kg $11
9 11 TAMBO’S JEWEL Stuart Kendrick Ryan Wiggins 6.1L 6 54kg $12
10 12 STORM CRAZY Tony Sears Luke Tarrant (a) 7.6L 10 54kg $15
2 SOMEDAY Tony Gollan Timothy Bell 0
3 TINTO Rex Lipp 0

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