Galah completed a successful week when his first-starter Mystic Love won the TABtouch Westspeed Platinum Maiden (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday.
The Rangeview Park sire had grabbed a running double with Miss Marietta and Pink ‘N’ Gray at Northam on Thursday and his very promising 3yo filly Just Handy is ready to resume after winning a Lark Hill trial last Monday.
Mystic Love (4m Galah – Stitching by Scenic) was making a belated debut for Bellbridge Park’s Mick and Siobhan Campbell at Belmont. “I’ve been training that family for 30 years and they always take time,” Mick said. “Her work had been pretty good and I was expecting a forward showing today.
“She’s getting over a mouth abscess and was a bit erratic so it was a good effort. We also fitted ear-muffs pre-race. Lucy (Warwick) recommended them after trialling and I took her advice because she’s a good little horsewoman.”
Mystic Love is the fourth winner and final foal from Stitching. She won a Kyneton maiden when Campbell was based in Victoria and the family goes back to stakes winners like Craft Memory (LR Bunbury Stakes) and Mr. Callahan (LR Cyril Flower Quality).
Winning jockey Kyra Yuill replaced Warwick on Saturday. “I worked her a couple of times as a younger horse and she’s certainty woken up since then,” Yuill said. “We got some cover but she’s still very green and has lots to learn.”
Galah (Redoute’s Choice) stands for a $4,400 service fee at Rangeview Stud alongside So Secret (Danetime) at $2,750. They have been joined at the Burekup-based farm this season by LR Blue Diamond Preview winner Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) who is priced at $5,500. All fees (inc GST).