"It's tremendous to win with this horse," said Jim Bowler, racing manager for Williams, after the race.
has had some many problems, but he
has come back super this preparation."Gallic won the Bendigo Cup two years ago and, being by super staying sire Zabeel, was being hailed as a future Melbourne Cup horse, but he
broke down not long after and was on the sidelines for 18 months.Williams
' son, Nick, was on course, with his
millionaire father watching on TV at home, but Williams junior said his
father "was rapt."`
`To win this race again after all the problems this horse has had is like winning the Melbourne Cup with him."Bowler added that there was "no way" Gallic would back up next week in the Ballarat Cup."We'll see how he
pulls up, but you can't plan more than three days ahead with this horse.He
certainly won't back up next week."Apart from the Ballarat Cup, there isn't much left for Gallic this spring and he
is likely to be sent to the paddock - not so with Brindabella and Double Portion.