George Moore Stakes 2017: Gollan Keen on Most Important Rematch

December 1, 2017

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

George Moore Stakes 2017: Gollan Keen on Most Important Rematch

Four-time champion metropolitan Queensland trainer Tony Gollan is looking forward to the 2017 George Moore Stakes on Saturday where his reigning champion Most Important gets the chance to turn the tables on his last start conqueror.

Most Important (outside)

Most Important (outside) is back to defend his title in the 2017 George Moore Stakes at Doomben on Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Last Brisbane Summer Racing Carnival Gollan’s I Am Invincible gelding Most Important improved on a lead-up third in the Listed Keith Noud Quality (1200m) to win the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) when both races ran at Eagle Farm.

The then four-year-old went on to secure the lucrative $400,000 Brisbane Summer Sprint Series bonus with subsequent victories in the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben and then the Listed Buffering Quality Handicap (1300m) on New Year’s Eve.

The winning streak came to an end at the Gold Coast in mid-January however with Most Important only managing to run fifth to Testashadow in the $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1400m).

The top Queensland sprinter remains winless since after two failed Caulfield runs during the spring and the first-up sixth in this year’s Keith Noud Quality.

Rescheduled to Ipswich on November 22 after the last three races at Doomben the Saturday prior were washed out, the Keith Noud Quality was won in style by three-length winner Monsieur Gustave.

Darryl Hansen’s proven Soft tracker backs-up in the George Moore Stakes field on the weekend and looks a big danger coming in from gate 14 to 10 with the early withdrawals.

Gollan meanwhile has Most Important in the mix also looking to secure successive editions of the George Moore Stakes for the first time since Mirraben (1987-89).

He carted 59kg last time out and drops to 57.5kg on the weekend, while Monsieur Gustave rises a kilo to 58kg for the rematch.

Most Important also has the advantage barrier wise in gate two with Jim Byrne riding the now five-year-old under race conditions for the first time.

The money continues to roll in for Monsieur Gustave to extend his winning streak to four on the trot in George Moore Stakes betting at with the galloper firming in from $5.50 to $3.

Punters can find Most Important further down the George Moore Stakes odds at $12.

Gollan admits it will be a tough test again on the weekend, but remains hopeful that his horse can “crack” Monsieur Gustave in Round 2.

“I thought Monsieur Gustave was a good winner the other day and he’ll be a hard nut to crack this summer,” Gollan said at the launch of the 2017/18 Queensland Summer Racing Carnival on Thursday.

“We’re keen on the re-match on the weekend and the Sydney-siders are here now, so it’s the start of what’s going to be a very exciting summer.”

To back your favourites in the 2017 George Moore Stakes on the weekend and across the summer racing season in Queensland head to now.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field