Talented import looking to bounce back into the winner’s stall; Weekend Preview

By Georgie Dennis

Imported galloper Al Galayel will be looking for his third win since coming to Australia in the Adapt Australia Handicap over 2040m at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

He has been a tricky horse to get right but he has had a slight freshen up and that’s when he races best so we are hopeful he can win.

Leading jockey Craig Williams takes the ride from barrier six.

Earlier in the day at Moonee Valley we South Street Boss contesting the BuildSafe Plate over 1000m for two-year-olds.

His first start in Adelaide was pleasing as he tracked up into the race like he was going to win before fading in the last furlong, but he will be better for the run fitness wise and education wise.

The Ken King homebred has been well educated and has some good speed about him so we are hoping he can jump well from an awkward barrier 10 and land in the front half of the field and keep going.

Linda Meech rides and we are hopeful he will run well.

In Sydney at Rosehill on Saturday we have Lagerfeld running in a BM78 1100m sprint.

He has been incredibly tough to still be racing well as he has been in work for almost 12 months and hasn’t shown any signs of having enough yet, but we are hoping to keep him going to get him to the Magic Millions Sprint in January and then hopefully he will head out for a well-deserved break.

Glyn Schofield will take the ride on Saturday from barrier four.

On Sunday we have Mandayana running in a 1900m maiden at Tralagon.

She has drawn poorly with gate 11 but she will appreciate the trip and we are hopeful she will run well in a weak race.

We also have First Light Racing’s Omorose running in a 1100m BM64.

She went well first up at Moe and will appreciate the extra ground, so we are hopeful she will go close.

At Warrnambool we have Royal Performance kicking off his racing career in a 1200m maiden.

He is a nice horse who has trialled up well and could appreciate some extra ground based on his breeding, but we think he is good enough to win first-up.

Jordan Childs takes the ride from barrier five.

Further north on Sunday we have Quality Approach running at Newcastle in a BM64 over 2300m.

He is in good form winning two of his last three starts and seems to just be getting better the further the trip so we are hopeful he will run well from barrier two with Corey Brown aboard.