In-form jockey Tegan Harrison will be reunited with her old favourite Temple Of Boom as she aims to continue her recent run of success for trainer Tony Gollan at Doomben.
Harrison, who is third on the metropolitan jockeys’ premiership with 26 winners, replaces Michael Cahill on Temple Of Boom in Saturday’s Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m).
She has ridden 37 winners this season and the majority have been for Gollan with 24 wins from 83 rides.
Harrison was the regular rider for Temple Of Boom after taking the Group Two Victory Stakes on him in April 2014 which was the gelding’s last win.
She also rode Temple Of Boom when he finished second in the Group One Doomben 10,000 and Group One Stradbroke before partnering him through several campaigns until May, 2015.
Since then Temple Of Boom has been ridden by Michael Rodd, Winona Costin, Mark Zahra and Cahill.
Harrison could have ridden Temple Of Boom at his last start in the George Moore Stakes two weeks ago but chose to ride the winner, stablemate Didntcostalot.
“It was a hard choice because old Temple has a soft spot with me,” Harrison said.
“I felt Didntcostalot was better suited in that race at 1200 metres but it is good to be back on Temple.”
Gollan was not critical of Cahill’s ride on Temple Of Boom but said Harrison did a lot of work for him and should be rewarded with rides.
Harrison will also ride Most Important who is one of three runners for Gollan in the Listed Gold Edition Plate.
“Most Important gets in a lather before his races but I would worry if he didn’t sweat up,” Gollan said.
“He was a bit above himself in condition last time but has worked well since.”
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