But it doesn’t get better than this
wonderful animal,” he said.
Le Val was able to concede a big start and 5.5kg to the talented Vienna Royale and gun him down at Doomben and jockey Michael Cahill said he came to the end of his run about the 50m, which prevented him posting a bigger margin.
“I would have liked to have seen what he could have done if he’d had nothing go wrong with him,” Cahill told Doyle post-race.
Le Val is raced by Doyle’s long-time client Robert Anderson, who missed the race after flying out to Thailand last week.
“It’s great to see him win again for Robert, who has been a good owner of mine for 20 years, but I told him I didn’t mind that he was going overseas because we always have more luck when he’s not here,” Doyle said.
Le Val is now likely to be forced into Open company to offset big weights, while Doyle is considering a trip to Sydney late this campaign.