Ground key to Rock Leger bid

Galileo Rock

David Wachman has underlined the importance of fast ground for Galileo Rock as he gears up for next month’s Ladbrokes St Leger.

The Galileo colt was last seen finishing second to Trading Leather in the Irish Derby at the Curragh back in June, with Wachman giving him a mid-season break in preparation for his Classic challenge at Doncaster on September 14.

Galileo Rock has only been out of the frame on one occasion in his five-race career, in the Autumn Stakes last October, and as that effort came on easy ground, Wachman feels quicker conditions are essential for his charge.

“He’s in good shape, all’s good with him, ” he said.

“He’s on course for the St Leger. The ground is important to him he wants fast ground.

“He’s had a bit of a break since the Irish Derby and so far, so good.”

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