Racing: Top Queensland duo to trial for autumn features

Trainer Robert Heathcote said tomorrow's jump-out would be the first serious hitout for Solzhenitsyn before an official barrier trial on March 12. Photo / Thinkstock
Trainer Robert Heathcote said tomorrow's jump-out would be the first serious hitout for Solzhenitsyn before an official barrier trial on March 12. Photo / Thinkstock

Group one winners Solzhenitsyn and Temple Of Boom will be the headline acts at the Doomben jump-outs tomorrow, weather permitting.

Temple Of Boom was scheduled to have a jump-out at Doomben last Tuesday but heavy rain caused the session to be abandoned.

More rain is predicted today but Temple Of Boom's trainer Tony Gollan isn't concerned if it causes another washout.

"It isn't dire straits for him because he's at the right stage of his preparation and we've got great training facilities at Eagle Farm for him to do the necessary trackwork," Gollan said. "The horse is coming along in absolutely terrific order.

"I just hope this rain hangs around for him when he's ready to race in Sydney."

Gollan said Temple Of Boom would resume in the group two Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Warwick Farm on March 16.

The gelding then will aim for back-to-back wins in the group one Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 30.

Trainer Robert Heathcote said tomorrow's jump-out would be the first serious hitout for Solzhenitsyn before an official barrier trial on March 12.

Solzhenitsyn, who gave Heathcote his second group one win in last year's Toorak Hcp at Caulfield, will resume in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on March 23.

The gelding then will progress to the George Ryder Stakes a fortnight later at Rosehill before the Doncaster Mile on April 20.

All being well, Solzhentisyn will return to Brisbane where his group one goal during the winter carnival will be the Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 11.

-AAP

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