Gallic Chieftan Stakes Claim For Melbourne Cup Campaign

2 July, 2017

THERE was talk of the first Tuesday in November after Gallic Chieftain scored a tough win at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Gallic Chieftain, owned by Terry Henderson’s OTI Racing, produced a grinding effort to claim the Listed $125,000 Winter Cup (2400m). His win won’t have him elevated to anywhere near the top of Melbourne Cup betting but he is a genuine stayer open to considerable improvement.

The Darren Weir-trained former French galloper passed an important qualifying clause for the Melbourne Cup with his Rosehill triumph and is now following the trail blazed by another imported stayer, Natski, nearly 30 years ago. Read More…