CHURCHILL OFF THE MARK IN AUSTRALIA

09 Feb 2022 09:48


 

With his oldest European progeny just turned three, Galileo’s champion son Churchill gave the promise of better things to come here in Australia when posting his first Southern Hemisphere winner at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.A homebred for the Ingham family trained by Chris Waller, good looking colt Robusto was sent to the post favourite for the 1300m maiden on the strength of very good efforts at his previous two starts.With race experience on his side and a slight step up in distance, Robusto found conditions to suit and powered to the lead for James McDonald.
He controlled the race before kicking away down the running and despite racing a little greenly close to home had far too much class and scored by nearly four lengths.A champion miler and dual Guineas winner, Churchill reeled off seven wins in a row during his career, with his four G1 scores headed by both the Qipco 2000 Guineas and Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas of 2017.
One of 92 G1 winners by legendary sire Galileo, Churchill’s first Northern Hemisphere runners last year included the stakes winning Ladies Church.



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