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The Pharoah reigns with second win

The Pharoah has registered the second win of a consistent career at Rosehill, which will provide a boost to his owner, who's recovering from surgery.

The Pharoah reigns with second win

The Pharoah has registered the second win of a consistent career at Rosehill, which will provide a boost to his owner, who's recovering from surgery.

The Pharoah winning the St Johns Park Bowling Clb-Bm83
The Pharoah winning the St Johns Park Bowling Clb-Bm83 Picture:Racing and Sports

The Pharoah Horseform has continued his consistent preparation at Rosehill with a win that should be a tonic for owner Ottavio Galletta.

After the gelding claimed a benchmark handicap (1350m) by a 1-1/4-length margin on Saturday, trainer Gerald Ryan Horseform said the four-year-old's second career win was particularly satisfying.


"That gives me a lot of pleasure that race. Tavio (Galletta) has just had major surgery. He's home and he wanted to come today," Ryan said.

"I said, 'Don't come today just enjoy it on the TV'. He's a good owner. He leaves you alone and he's been pretty sick lately so it's a good pick-up for him."

The Pharoah led from the kick and the $2.70 favourite was never threatened as Jay Ford produced a smooth ride.

Hogmanay Horseform ($8.50) was second and Peacock Horseform ($3.30) was 1-1/2 lengths further back in third.

"It looked like the race was going to map out good for him. He lobbed there and was well rated by Jay. He's an underrated rider," Ryan said.

The Pharoah, who has two wins and four placings from seven starts, could return to Rosehill in a fortnight.

"There's a benchmark-80 1500 here. I might test him at that and see how he goes," Ryan said.


AAP



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