Sir Galahad's Successful Return
New Zealand-bred six-year-old Sir Galahad, who has been plagued by leg problems, made a successful return to racing after an absence of just over four months when he relished his pacemaking role and won the 2130m Mental Health Awareness Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Driven by Maddison Brown, Sir Galahad, the $2 favourite, rated a slick 1.55.3 and defeated $4.40 chance Sergeant Oats, who trailed the pacemaker and ran home solidly.
Sir Galahad, who remains a day-by-day proposition, has raced only 16 times (all in WA) for nine wins, four placings and $74,775 in stakes.
His win was the second leg of a training treble for Gary Hall Snr, who was also successful with Eloquent Mach and My Carbon Copy.
Four-year-old My Carbon Copy gave Gary Hall Jnr an armchair drive as he set the pace and strolled to a two-length victory over Patrickthepiranha. The winner rated 1.58.6 after dashing over the final quarters in 28.1sec. and 27.6sec. He now has raced 27 times for ten wins, nine placings and stakes of $102,001.
Hall Jnr, who drove two winners (Eloquent Mach and My Carbon Copy) on Friday night, landed another double at Bunbury on Saturday night when he scored with Broadbeach and Chief Joseph.