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Leadership Spill to continue his progression

By Glenn Davis

Trainer Tony Gollan is confident talented sprinter Leadership Spill can deliver on his promise by taking the next step up in the Class Three Handicap at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.

Leadership Spill will be one of four Gollan starters at Eagle Farm and will be out to maintain his unblemished record this campaign.

The four-year-old is a son of Top Echelon and proved too strong for the Peter and Will Hulbert-trained Paper Trade in a 1000-metre benchmark race at Eagle Farm on September 2.

It was his second win in only six starts but he did enough to be rated one of Gollan’s best hopes at the midweek fixture.

“It was a tough win and he’ll go a lot better second-up,” Gollan said.

“He was there to be beaten but he found a way to win.

“He’s a nice type who should develop into a handy Saturday horse eventually but in the meantime, we’ll just go through the grades with him.”

Gollan rated Leadership Spill - a Tegan Harrison mount - as the best of his runners along with Seeingisbelieving in the Benchmark 78 Handicap (1600m).

His other starters are Rocaroyale in the Maiden Handicap (1300m) and Pull Anchor in the Class One Handicap (1200m).

Seeingisbelieving is having only his second start for the stable after making his debut when second to the Paul Butterworth-trained Canapes in a 1630-metre Benchmark racer at Doomben two weeks ago.

The six-year-old is a son of Sebring and moved to Gollan after winning five times for previous trainer Kim Waugh at Wyong.

“His first up run for me was really good and this looks a suitable race,” Gollan said.

“He’s drawn well and improved and Eagle Farm is a more suitable track for him than Doomben.”

Gollan felt his former Victorian Rocaroyale will need the experience when the gelding makes his stable debut, while Pull Anchor gets her chance to win the final race after a first-up seventh over 1100 metres at Ipswich on September 2.

“Rocaroyale is going okay but will probably need further while Pull Anchor’s first up run was good so I’m expecting her to be competitive," Gollan said.

Leadership Spill Next Racing
Seeingisbelieving Next Racing
Rocaroyale (NZ)
Pull Anchor