A new standard in opponents for Kid Galahad at Waimate
tomorrow is no cause for concern for driver Ricky May.
The Christian Cullen entire won stylishly in his fresh-up
performance at Oamaru on November 24.
May, who has driven Kid Galahad in nine of his 17 starts, had
to watch from the sidelines as the 4yr-old won a heat of the
invited brothers series, but he is confident of the Laurence
Hanrahan-trained pacer fitting in with country cup rivals in
the $14,000 Waimate Cup.
''He's stepping up in grade, but I don't think it's going to
be any harder.''
May has a busy day tomorrow with 10 drives booked, and opted
for another Hanrahan runner, Andrew Ryan (race 1), as
probably his best chance. The Continentalman gelding was not
far off Tart N Tights at Timaru on Saturday. and has placed
before on the grass.
Texican is among Kid Galahad's rivals in the Waimate Cup. The
2011 Sires Stakes winner was disappointing at Invercargill
last start, and trainer Cran Dalgety waited until a training
run on Thursday before confirming Texican's place in the
Additional information for meetings today. -
Race 2: Hey Bruce
Race 9: Latoka
Weather, cloudy; track dead (4); rail out 5m
NZ Metropolitan TC
Race 2: Alex, Call Me Danny
Race 3: Vanilla Rose, Debs Pal
Race 4: Our Big Mac
Race 6: Good Hest
Race 7: Dari's Girl
- Matt Smith