Ghalib wins for Amy Murphy

Ghalib bounced back to winning ways for Amy Murphy with a decisive victory under Richard Kingscote at Windsor.

The gelding travelled powerfully in the soft ground and responded well when asked to go clear a furlong out. At the line he had a length and a quarter to spare over Dark Devil.

“We went reasonably fast but he lasted home well – there were no trip concerns and he was very happy on this soft ground,” said Kingscote. “Amy (Murphy) had him in good order and he’s definitely back to form now. The ground is very wet, soft conditions all over, but they’re getting through it.”

It was the fourth win for Ghalib, who was a 150,000gns foal purchase by Tony Nerses. The son of Lope De Vega, bred by T. Molan, is a half-brother to the top-class, unbeaten two-year-old Harbour Watch and out of Gorband, a Woodman granddaughter of blue hen Fall Aspen.

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