Williams Hoping Gailo Chop Can Finish Season with a Bang

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Thu 3rd December 2020

Trainer Matthew Williams believes that a better draw and a less brutal tempo should work in the favour of his ten-year-old Gailo Chop in Saturday’s Group 1 2020 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

The journeyman gelding was caught wide without cover last start in the Railway Stakes (1600m), and tired at the turn to finish last.

“It’s a much better gate for him on Saturday, barrier four,” Williams said.

“We wanted to be forward on him (in the Railway) and so did about 10 other runners inside him. It was carnage.

“It was the quickest mile race he has been in, compared to the couple of runs in the Makybe Diva he had. They were going along four five lengths quicker a furlong in the Railway than they were in the Makybe last year.

“Drawn four, he should be able to bounce and be there. He might take up the lead and if he can get things run along to suit him better, he can turn that poor run around from last start.”

“He had a gallop (on Tuesday) at Lark Hill. Brad Rawiller worked him over a mile, working up the last 600m solo,” Williams said.

“He had a set of blinkers on. Brad said his action was great. He is very clean in the wind after the gallop, so he has come through that well.”

Gailo Chop is currently a $51 chance, with Railway Stakes winner Inspirational Girl the $2.60 favourite for Saturday’s 2020 Kingston Town Classic.

1Gailo Chop (4)J: Brad Rawiller 59kg T: M J Williams$41.00$9.00
2Trap For Fools (17)J: Peter Hall 59kg T: L Smith$67.00$16.00
3Taxagano (19)J: Mitchell Pateman 59kg T: F R Kersley$101.00$21.00
4Too Close The Sun (10)J: Joseph Azzopardi 59kg T: L Smith$8.50$2.90
5Missile Launch (15)J: Troy Turner 59kg T: Vaughn Sigley$201.00$31.00
6Neufbosc (8)J: Jason Brown 59kg T: N D Parnham$26.00$6.00
7Platoon (13)J: Paul Harvey 59kg T: N D Parnham$26.00$6.00
8Cup Night (1)J: Patrick Carbery 59kg T: B A Miller$26.00$6.00
9Arctic Stream (2)J: Jarrad Noske 59kg T: R W Price$101.00$21.00
10Uni Time (12)J: Alan Kennedy 59kg T: Ms S L Miller$26.00$6.00
11Truly Great (9)J: Chris Parnham 59kg T: G & A Williams$19.00$5.50
12Inspirational Girl (18)J: William Pike 57kg T: G & A Williams$2.30$1.35
13Kay Cee (11)J: Brad Parnham 56.5kg T: N D Parnham$9.50$3.10
14Gemma’s Son (3)J: Jason Whiting 52kg T: D R Harrison$21.00$5.50
15Dom To Shoot (7)J: Peter Knuckey 52kg T: S & J Casey$7.50$2.60
16Watch Me Dance (5)J: Shaun Mcgruddy 50kg T: S J Wolfe$9.50$3.10
17Snickerdoodledandy (14)J: Unknown 50kg T: D L Morton$34.00$7.50
18Naughty By Nature (16)J: Jordan Turner 56.5kg T: J F Miller$126.00$26.00
19Western Empire (6)J: Ms Jade Mcnaught 52kg T: G & A Williams$11.00$3.50


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.