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Wetter the better for Team Gelagotis

BY Mick Sharkie - @TheSharkTweet
5 months ago Horse Racing

Trainer Peter Gelagotis (Pic: Getty)

If the big wet hits Victoria this winter there's a little stable down in west Gippsland that will be celebrating like they've won lotto.

For starters, their float bill will be halved as will time on the road ferrying horses to Sydney or Adelaide.

But ultimately, Peter Gelagotis and his team will go wherever they need to go to find a wet track.

"There are horses for courses and horses for seasons," said Gelagotis.

"We've been screaming for a heavy track for some of our horses knowing how well they are going, if I can't get them in Victoria then I have to travel."

On Saturday while most of Victoria celebrates a $1.7million VOBIS Gold race day at Caulfield, Gelagotis is without a runner in his home state, preferring to send wet trackers Youl Dash For Cash and Moss 'N Dale north to Randwick and Illustrious Lad west to Adelaide.

For the Moe stable it's a case of making your bullets count while you've got a target in sight.

"When you've got a $100,000 benchmark 78 race thrown at you on your horse's preferred ground you just jump in the car and hit the highway," Gelagotis said.

"I take my hat off to Racing New South Wales for putting on prizemoney in benchmark races like this so smaller stables can win a race and get some good money in the bank."

Illustrious Lad already has some good money in the bank, $602,800 to be exact, and the G2 winner takes aim at the G3 Irwin Stakes at Morphettville&n...

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