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Lui's improver makes the list

Francis Lui-trained Gallant Waking is hardly bred along the lines to become a 2023 Derby horse but the smart 4yo showed he has the talent to be a leader amongst his peers with his Happy Valley win last week.
There was little movement amongst horses who might be classic types but both Gallant Waking and Caspar Fownes-trained Nicconi County put up ratings at Happy Valley to say that they have a future, although more likely as sprinters.
Gallant Waking has shown himself capable of a very good finishing sectional and has an interesting back story before his arrival in Hong Kong - he had beaten a filly called Fan Girl in a barrier trial at Rosehill and that filly is now a Group 1 level miler in Sydney.
After a strong debut win last season over the Valley 1200m, Gallant Waking's campaign was not straight forward but a gelding operation in June seems to have worked its magic.
The 4yo has run very well at his three starts since and we should learn more about his future now that he will compete in Class 3, however, his sire Pride Of Dubai doesn't appeal as a producer of milers or middle distance horses.

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