DAN O’Sullivan harbors an ambition to win the Galleywood Hurdle with Tuscan Fire, but his jumps career may have to be put on hold.
Tuscan Fire was dominant as he made a one act affair of today’s Byron Moore Handicap at Flemington.
O’Sullivan said the Galleywood during the famed Warrnambool carnival is the obvious race for Tuscan Fire, which was placed last season in the Australian Hurdle behind Kirribilli Gold.
But, O’Sullivan flagged the idea that Tuscan Fire may find himself in the Adelaide Cup.
“We’ll think about jumping one day, but it’s nice to come here for an $80,000 race with no obstacles in front of him,” O’Sullivan said.
Glen Boss rated Tuscan Fire, which firmed from $2.50 to $2.25 favourite, perfectly as the six-year-old controlled the race in front then extended in the straight to win by two and a half lengths from Kutchinsky, $10.
Macedonian, specked from $51 to $26, was a further five lengths away third.
Boss described Tuscan Fire as a “lovely off season stayer”.
“He does the right things. He races on speed, he has a good cruising speed and he has a good little kick at the end,” Boss said.
“That is why he is so consistent. He is what he is and they are not all stars behind him.”
Steven Arnold said Alcohol, the $3.60 second favourite, who faded to finish last had nothing to give when asked.
“Before the corner when I tried to creep into it, he had nothing to give,” Arnold said
Stewards reported that Alcohol had a atrial fibrillation.