Big brother up­holds the fam­ily hon­our

Otago Daily Times - - RACING & SPORT - JONNY TURNER

GRAND sprinter Gal­lant Boy did what his younger brother could not, by win­ning on Mel­bourne Cup day at Wingatui yes­ter­day.

The 8yr­old pro­duced a boom­ing fin­ish to im­pres­sively win yes­ter­day’s 1400m fea­ture race for train­ers Brian and Shane An­der­ton and rider Corey Camp­bell.

It was hoped Gal­lant Boy’s lit­tle brother, Patrick Erin, would be in yes­ter­day’s Mel­bourne Cup, but a high tem­per­a­ture ruled him out of the last qual­i­fy­ing event on Satur­day.

It was left to Gal­lant Boy to fly the flag for his sire, Gal­lant Guru, and dam, Mega Babe, and he did not dis­ap­point yes­ter­day.

The gal­loper left his ri­vals with no ex­cuses for be­ing beaten as he gave them all head start at the top of the straight and car­ried the most weight of any horse in the race.

‘‘He has been in work a while and he had had two tri­als, but we haven’t been able to find a suit­able race for him un­til now,’’ An­der­ton said.

‘‘He is a horse that we have strug­gled to get as much con­di­tion on as we would liked, but this time in he has been much bet­ter.

‘‘It is a long way off, but his main goal is the White Robe Lodge Weight­For­Age.

‘‘Tommy Tucker is back in work — we will have the pair of them head­ing to­wards it.’’

Rider Corey Camp­bell was the star of Mel­bourne Cup day at Wingatui for the sec­ond year in a row.

Camp­bell scored his first win­ning tre­ble at last year’s meet­ing and went one bet­ter this year with four win­ners.

❛ We have just been wait­ing on [Tony Two Chips] to stop grow­ing . . .It just shows you if you are pa­tient with the Raise The Flags they

will re­ward you

PHOTO: JONNY TURNER

Gal­lant ef­fort . . Gal­lant Boy was one of mul­ti­ple win­ners for train­ers Brian and Shane An­der­ton and jockey Corey Camp­bell at Wingatui yes­ter­day.

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