The Courier-Mail

Temple aims to boom in the Memsie

- NATHAN EXELBY

A PLAN hatched in the moments after this year’s Stradbroke goes on the line when iron horse Temple Of Boom tackles the big guns in today’s Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.

“I decided this was the race I wanted to have a real crack at with him this spring,” trainer Tony Gollan said.

“He has run over 1400m down here before, but that was more an afterthoug­ht, as opposed to really aiming at the race with one lead-up run like I have this time.”

On paper, Temple Of Boom is set to enjoy a nice run on the speed and Gollan is hoping he can control the race.

“He has really come on in the last three weeks since his first-up run, where he just blew out late,” he said.

Gollan will have his eyes glued to the screens around the course as he has a huge team of runners at Doomben.

Boom filly My Girl Hayley runs eight minutes before Temple Of Boom and Gollan said she would be far superior going to 1200m today.

He is also keen on the chances of Notonyourl­ife in Race 2.

JAMIE McConaghy yesterday had his 18-month disqualifi­cation quashed, becoming the fifth Queensland trainer to have cobalt charges dropped owing to a legal loophole.

Vandalised has been reinstated as the winner of the Rockhampto­n Cup and McConaghy was awarded costs of $4250.

FORMER BC3 architect Bill Vlahos was arrested yesterday morning after a two-year fraud investigat­ion involving The Edge punting club.

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