Treacherous Gall wins on debut

Treacherous Gall wins on Debut

Bruce Stewart

5th March 2022

The trip south by Canterbury trainer Regan Todd with his two year old filly Treacherous Gall was satisfying on a number of levels.

The horse won on debut for local owners Dave Kennedy, who bred the filly, and his good friend Cleland Murdoch. Todd was also born and bred in Southland so winning races in his old stomping ground carries plenty of upside.

Treacherous Gall and Robbie Close warming up

To fit her for her debut at Winton yesterday Todd has taken the filly to three trials, the most recent at Rangiora nearly a month ago.

“I was a bit mindful of her fitness because she had eight days off after that trial and she hasn’t been anywhere. Hopefully she benefits from the run,” Todd said.

From a handy draw driver Robbie Close drove the filly forward and there she stayed, hanging on to beat Takeitout by a half a length with Micaitlen Denario a neck back in third.

“She did get a bit wound up today which she never does. But Robbie said when she got on the track she was perfect. It wouldn’t matter if she came from behind, she’s got a lot of speed.”

Treacherous Gall (2) winning

All three placegetters were by Captaintreacherous.

Todd said he was very happy with the run and the moderate time of 2-00.1 probably suited all starters.

“We don’t want to get too excited because we’ve got a big go next week. All these horses are going to improve for next week.”

The race he’s referring to is the $30,000 Group Three Caduceus Club of Southland/Alabar Fillies Classic run over 2200 at the Northern Southland Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park.

Treacherous Gall was bred by Kennedy, and she’s the first foal out of Bettor’s Delight mare Galleon Pleasure who is a full sister to quality filly Cheer The Lady.

Robbie Close, Treacherous Gall, Dave Kennedy and Cleland Murdoch