No Rush For Allan

15
Oct

Martin Allan says he will adopt a patient approach with Neurological and is not in a hurry to rush him back.

The stable flagbearer for Allan’s stable, Neurological has not raced since claiming his first black-type victory in the Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont.

The Gingerbread Man five-year-old was considered a major chance in the Hannans Handicap (1400m) in Kalgoorlie, but was scratched because of a foot abscess.

“He might trial next Monday, but I’m taking my time and there is no rush,” Allan said.

“There is no issue with the abscess as that pressure has now been relieved.

“His grand final this campaign will be in the Carbine Stakes (1400m) in November.

“The Northam Cup is also a consideration, but I’m mindful of the track.

“The Peters is also a chance, it didn’t seem a strong race last year.”

Allan will also take it easy with the first of his babies who stepped out for her first appearance last Saturday.

Neurologic ran ninth of 10 in the Initial Plate (1000m) and is an early casualty from the opening two-year-old race of the season.

“She pulled up shin sore and will spend four months in the paddock,” Allan said.

“She will come back next year, but won’t be tackling the major two-year-old races.

“It’s just a theory I have that I don’t like to run them in the heat of the summer.”

Former eastern stater Flow is taking time to settle into his new surroundings in Perth.

The Street Cry gelding is a six-time stakes placegetter, but ran poorly first-up for Allan when finishing ahead of two runners in the Hannans.

“I’m happy with his work, but not the way he is looking,” Allan said.

“His coat is not quite right at the moment.

“He is taking time to acclimatise.

“He might trial again or go out for a spell.”

Julio Santarelli
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