The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Galleywood Hurdle which is to be run at Warrnambool racecourse on Wednesday 4th, May 2016. View the Galleywood Hurdle Field.
|1||WELLS||Kathryn Durden||Richard Cully||4||69.5kg|
|2||KING OF DUDES (GB)||Aaron Purcell||Patrick Flood||8||69kg|
|3||ARCH FIRE (USA)||Robert Smerdon||Jamie Mott||9||68.5kg|
|4||STAND TO GAIN (IRE)||Bob Challis||Paul Hamblin||11||68kg|
|5||ABOUT THE JOURNEY (NZ)||Eric Musgrove||1||66kg|
|7||GINGERBOY||Darren Weir||John Allen||3||65kg|
|8||DIAMOND JIM||Robbie Laing||Arron Lynch||2||65kg|
|9||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||Brad McLean||12||64kg|
|10||BIG BEN CHIMES||Quinton Scott||Braidon Small||5||64kg|
|11||John (MJ) O’Connor||Shane Jackson||6||64kg|
|12||YOLANDA BE COOL (NZ)||Rachael Cunningham||Darryl Horner (Jnr)||7||64kg|
Gai Waterhouse makes her annual trek to Warrnambool for the three-day carnival and has one of the best-backed runners on the opening day.
Valediction has been backed from $5.50 to $3.60 to take out the feature race on Tuesday, the Brierly Steeplechase.
A previous winner over hurdles at the track, Valediction is one of two runners the Sydney trainer will have at the three-day meeting.
If he performs up to expectations, Valediction will front up again in the gruelling 5500m Grand Annual Steeplechase on Thursday.
Stablemate, Cafe Society, is topweight in Thursday’s Warrnambool Cup.