Galileo's A Pearler

Jul 17, 2017

There had been considerable improvement shown by Galileo's Pearl after his ordinary first up performance at Pakenham in mid-June and so the stable headed to Moe on Saturday expecting a much better effort from the lightly raced five-year-old.

"We had been much happier with him since that below-par effort," Michael Kent Jnr said, noting that the bay had covered bit of ground that day - coming right on in the time since.

It was win number two for Galileo's Pearl who settled nicely midfield in a race with good pace on, swinging wide into the straight and sustaining a strong run, getting clear to win by 1 1/4 lengths after hitting the lead with 150m to go.

It was the first win back from injury for popular rider Michael Walker who declared that he is feeling healthier and stronger than ever!

Galileo's Pearl - who was syndicated by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock - looked happy in the heavy going having not really handled it in the past.

"Early days he showed a real dislike for soft ground," Kent said, "so we raced him mainly on synthetic tracks. But his work on heavy tracks of late has been great so we were confident of an improved showing."

"He was only second up today and has certainly got improvement to come so we are looking forward to getting him out to a longer trip. We think he can go on with it now and be very effective over the winter."

As his name suggests, the gelding is a son of the northern hemisphere superstar stallion Galileo. His dam is the unraced Danehill Dancer mare String Of Pearls, half-sister to the Newmarket stakes winner Infamous Angel.