After just two short weeks break Gatewood went back into work today.
The import is now under the care of leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller, after racing under UK trainer John Gosden’s banner during the Spring.
An entire son of the great Galileo, Gatewood had his shoes put on this morning and will immediately start light work.
Owned by OTI Racing, Gatewood will do three weeks at his Kilmore agistment property before heading to the Sydney stables of Waller.
OTI Racing’s Terry Henderson this afternoon told TVN stallions like Gatewood needed to be kept in work to keep them active and alert.
“He comes out of the paddock today, gets the shoes on and starts light work. He’ll go up to Chris after three weeks work here at Kilmore and be aimed at the good staying races in Sydney in the autumn,” Henderson said.
Gatewood showed impressive ability in Melbourne through the Spring, finishing a desperately unlucky seventh in the Herbert Power on Caulfield Guineas day, before comfortably winning the Geelong Cup.
Gatewood then ran sixth in the Lexus Stakes on Derby Day, missing the cut-off for the Melbourne Cup.