Gotta Take Care Galleywood Bound

Exciting jumper Gotta Take Care showed he was on target for a 'crack' at the $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle on the second day of the Warrnambool carnival after a near faultless exhibition of jumping at Ballarat on Sunday. The seven-year-old son of Rubiton was sent out a $1.70 favourite and gave his backers a heart flutter at the last jump in the straight on the first occasion when he crashed through it. Gun Irish jockey John Allen was quickly able to get his mind back on the job at hand and he jumped very well for the remaining of the race, going on to win by 4½ lengths. Trainer Darren Weir earmarked the Galleywood for Gotta Take Care after his debut 'jumps' win in a Maiden hurdle at Warrnambool last September.

The win was the first leg of a double for the stable, who bookended the program with Means A Lot proving far too strong for her opposition in the final race on the card. The Denon mare, who was scratched midweek after drawing barrier 16 at Sandown, continues to race well for her owners, the Boxall family of Hobart. She has now won her past two starts and is now likely to head to Sandown on May 9 for a 1600m race.

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