Dougall has his mind on next year’s Queensland Winter Racing Carnival sprints, including the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm in June.
The $250,000 The Gateway over 1400 metres at Eagle Farm on December 11 carries a ballot free entry into the Stradbroke and is the race Dougall hopes to target this campaign.
“He might, only might, go for The Gateway next start and that would be one of the easier ways to get into the Stradbroke,” Dougall said.
“The Gateway might be too strong for him but who knows?
“But by going that way we won’t be knocking him around too much before he spells.”
Dougall’s father, John, paid only $20,000 for Go Wandji who went through the Scone Inglis sales in 2019.
Since Go Wandji’s dynamic Doomben win, Dougall has fielded offers from Hong Kong and in Australia to sell him but at this stage the plan is to continue to race him themselves.
“If it was a pure business decision, we’d probably sell but he’s Dad’s horse and he’s 75 and is having a lot of fun with him,” Dougall said.