Galileo gelding ready to rise in Queensland

The cream always rises to the top and that’s just what connections of Medieval Myth are hoping for in the near future.

Medieval Myth (5g Galileo – The Legend by Danehill) broke through for his first win in the Rights On Site Maiden Hcp (1350m) at Doomben on Wednesday.

The gelding is trained at Toowoomba by Tracey Wolfgram after beginning his career in Victoria.  The syndicate that race the gelding includes Brisbane air traffic controllers Geoff Toholka and Andrea van der Kraan.

“He’s beautifully bred and I couldn’t believe it when we got him for around $9,000.,” Toholka said.  “I think the previous owners might have sold him too soon.”

Medieval Myth was bred by Woodside Park owner Peter Rowsthorn and was retained to race after failing to reach an $80,000 reserve at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He was initially prepared by Rowsthorn’s private trainer Dale Sutton but was culled after a half-dozen starts around the Victorian provincials.

Wolfgram is keen to test the Galileo gelding over further ground.  “He’s had a few niggling problems but he’s sound,” she said.   “He should get a lot further on his pedigree and now the plan is to step him up in distance.”

Medieval Myth is from Danehill mare The Legend who won twice at Randwick for Tyreel Stud owner Jim Fleming.  

Second dam Northwood Plume was a G1 winner of the VRC Oaks and MRC Thousand Guineas in 1994 before claiming the G1 Ansett Australia Stakes at Rosehill the following year.