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Nolan says barriers crucial to winning at Warwick

By Glenn Davis

They say barriers are crucial if you hope to back a winner at Allman Park, Warwick.

Racing will return to Warwick this Saturday with a TAB meeting boasting six strong fields.

Toowoomba trainer Paul Nolan was born at Warwick and is a great supporter of country racing and would dearly love to train a winner in his former hometown.

Nolan has accepted with two runners, We Built This City and You’re So Vain at the St Mary’s School sponsored meeting.

Nolan has been training for 10 years after serving a long apprenticeship working alongside his brother, leading Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan and his father, recently retired Paul Nolan senior.

 “I was born in Warwick and lived there for 13 years before the family moved to Toowoomba,” Nolan said.

“I’d love to win a race at Warwick especially as it’s sponsored by St Mary’s School.

“I went to St Mary’s school as did most of my family.”

We Built This City drew gate five in the Magic Millions Yearling Benchmark 65 Handicap (1500m) while You’re So Vain will jump from barrier four in the Brownlie Concretors Maiden Plate (800m).

 “Warwick is a small tight turning track and like most places barriers are always important,” Nolan said.

“My biggest worry with We Built This City is he’s such a big horse and he might find it hard getting around the smaller track.”

We Built This City is having his third run back from a spell and was an unlucky fourth to Future Event on a heavy Gold Coast track on February 3.

“I don’t think he would have won but he didn’t get a clear crack at them and should have finished a lot closer,” Nolan said.

You’re So Vain has started 15 times for three placings and is close to breaking through following his last start third to Givem Hell in a maiden at the Gold Coast on January 27.

“He’s very quick and should be hard to beat,” Nolan said.

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