Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

No rush for Rock plan

Galileo Rock finishes second in the Derby

David Wachman is in no rush to make definite plans for Galileo Rock following his tremendous run in defeat in the Investec Derby.

A hugely impressive winner of a Leopardstown maiden on his juvenile debut and a fast-finishing third on his return in the Sandown Classic Trial, the three-year-old was an outsider for the premier Classic at Epsom.

However, clearly a sound stayer, the son of Derby hero Galileo stayed on determinedly to finish a close-up third and Wachman is looking forward to the rest of the campaign.

The trainer said: "It was a good performance and he vindicated what we thought he would do.

"We would have liked a stronger pace, but I think that would be the case for a lot of them, and we were very happy with how he ran.

"He's in the Irish Derby and all those races and we'll just see how he is. There's no rush to make any definite plans.

"He looks like he's going to be a smart horse, hopefully. Let's hope he stays sound and he stays lucky."

Asked whether the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster could be a target later in the season, Wachman added: "I think we're entitled to put that into our plan, but we'll just see how things progress through the year."

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