Treacherous Gall (NZ) Powers Past Opponents in Oaks Triumph

24 April 2023

Treacherous Gall (NZ) (Captaintreacherous) showed her class when registering a big win in the $43,000 Group Two Macca Lodge-Nevele R Stud Southland Oaks Final (2700m) at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Treacherous Gall (NZ)
Treacherous Gall (NZ) was offered by Beaudiene Breeding at the 2021 National Yearling Sales 

The NZB Standardbred graduate relished her step up to 2700m when powering home from off the speed to win the Diamonds Day feature for trainer Regan Todd and driver Craig Ferguson.

Treacherous Gall was offered by Beaudiene Breeding at the 2021 National Yearling Sales in Christchurch.

The filly had shown outstanding talent throughout her career and all of it was on display when she surged to her Group Two victory on Sunday in trying conditions.

“It wouldn’t worry me if it was pouring down with rain, it was better than Lego that, it was a great result,” Todd said.
“It just worked out perfect, I thought with a lap to go she was a bit far back.”
“But the leaders probably did their chips early, so it worked out great.”

Todd and Ferguson are great friends, both are born and bred Southlanders from the Wyndham region.

The pair were delighted to take out one of Southland’s most respected races together with a Southland born and bred filly.

“It is quite cool, Craig and I have gone through the same path starting off at Brendon McLellan’s stable and we’ve had a few winters in Canterbury together.”
“Especially with this horse being owned down here too, it makes it special.”

Ferguson drove a patient race with his expert manoeuvring allowing Treacherous Gall to show her class at the end of a tough 2700m battle.

“We were a long way off them the first lap, I was just hoping they were going to get us a bit closer,” the reinsman said.
“Luckily they did and we managed to get to the inside and then out when we needed to.”
“It all worked out really good.”

Treacherous Gall is raced and bred by two more good friends in Dave Kennedy and Cleland Murdoch.

Both have been stalwarts of the southern standardbred breeding industry and both were delighted to win one of their home province’s biggest races.

“It is a race I have always wanted to win, I have bred two other winners and this is the one I have wanted to get,” Kennedy said.
“In your home town in front of your friends, it is just a great feeling.”

Treacherous Gall is from an outstanding family of stakes performers and is closely related to big winners Cheer The Lady (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight), Duke Of Wellington (NZ) (Sweet Lou) and Spanish Armada (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight).