CIARON Maher may target his imported galloper Al Galayel at the 2019 Warrnambool Cup following his second-placing behind Savacool in a $120,000 benchmark 90 race at Flemington on Thursday.
Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, said Al Galayel was looking for more ground than the 1600 metres he raced over on the third day of the VRC Flemington four-day carnival.
“Al Galayel looked around a bit over the concluding stages which never helped his chances,” he said.
“We’ll probably put the visors on for his next run that should get him to run a bit straighter.
“I think he’s an ideal Warrnambool Cup type of horse. He’s done well in each start since we got him from overseas. I’m sure he’ll come back into work a stronger horse after a break.”
Cape Sounion and Maxey Campo were unplaced in their respective races for Symon Wilde.
The Warrnambool-based trainer said Maxey Campo, who was ridden by Andrew Mallyon, was galloped on in the 1600-metre race.
“Andrew said back Maxey Campo got galloped on at the 800-metre mark,” he said.
“He’s got a few superficial cuts. He deserves a break he’s had a very good campaign.
“Cape Sounion was outclassed. We’ll drop him back in class and try and get him out to go 1600 metres next time.”
Daniel Bowman’s speedy mare Working From Home ran 10th behind Thermal Current in a $150,000 listed race.
Working From Home’s next start could be on Ballarat Cup Day.