Dermot Weld is eyeing a crack at the Irish St Leger ahead of a attainable Melbourne Cup campaign for Galileo’s Decision following his victory in the Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown.
The six-yr-old was Grade 1-positioned more than hurdles for the duration of the winter, but showed he even now has plenty of capability on the level when landing the 14-furlong Listed heat.
That was his 1st run on the Flat because winning a Group Three at the track final September and Weld is now arranging to increase his sights to Group One company.
“The Irish St Leger is the logical progression for him. He’s going to have an entry in the Melbourne Cup and we’ll see how we go along the way,” he mentioned.
“He’ll almost certainly have one particular much more run before the Irish St Leger and we’ll see how he will get on there, but he’ll definitely be entered for the Melbourne Cup.
“It was a lovely functionality by him, he had to get tired. Pat (Smullen, jockey) mentioned he acquired exhausted about a furlong and a half down, but received a 2nd wind and ran on nicely.
“He’s the type of horse I adore to train – he’s a fun horse, he’s a right horse and he’s a really adaptable horse.”
Galileo’s Decision remained a $ 51 Melbourne Cup chance on TAB Sportsbet’s guide in spite of the victory – and Weld’s record as a two-time winner of Australia’s biggest race.
“There’s been no interest from punters given that Galileo’s Choice’s win,” TAB Sportsbet’s media manager Glenn Munsie explained.
“It has been fifty-one dollars given that the market place opened and there is only been fifty dollars invested on the horse so far.”