Jul 31, 2017

Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography

Meet And Greet scored his third career victory in winning the 1600m Smiroff Pride Handicap at Doomben. Jockey, Brad Stewart, had the Champions Gallery 3 Year Old in the perfect spot during the run, peeling out at the top of the straight and chasing down the leader to score by a short but decisive margin.

"It was a great run and this fellow did a really good job, especially considering he was second up, jumping to 1600m and it was 3 weeks between runs. Thankfully he drew well and Brad was able to use the gate to have him perfectly positioned in the run and then expose him at the right time. It was good to win another race for Neville and Mary Bell of Kilto Park, who have been long time supporters of the stable. Their runners have been quite a bit unlucky over the last few weeks so hopefully this win turns that around. I also have to say a big thank you to Andy Kermond and all of our staff, who have been doing an enormous job with our horses and their efforts are really showing in our results." Commented John Meagher