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Garibaldi set to make debut at Eagle Farm

Tony Gollan.
Trainer Tony Gollan has resisted the temptation to send unraced two-year-old Garibaldi to Sydney.

Impressive barrier trial winner Garibaldi will make his debut at Eagle Farm rather than travel to Sydney for the Group Three Canonbury Stakes.

Garibaldi led all the way to win a Doomben trial on Tuesday and trainer Tony Gollan was pleased with the way he recovered.

“I threw in a late nomination for the Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill as well as Eagle Farm,” Gollan said.

“But it is a big ask to trial and then have a float trip in the hot weather to Sydney. I think he is up to Sydney but it can wait.

“This looks a strong Brisbane two-year-old race so we will get a good idea of where he is at.

“I think he is a pretty impressive horse who wasn’t ready before Christmas but he is ready to go now.”

Garibaldi was one of three two-year-old trial winners at Doomben for Gollan.

Vincere Volare will run at Doomben on February 16 before a decision is made on a Sydney autumn campaign

The third winner, Sugar Boom, will have another trial before a decision on whether she kicks off in Sydney or is aimed at winter races.

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