Wee Gilly transferred to Archie Alexander

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May 22, 2018 - 02:06 PM

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Promising New Zealand stayer Wee Gilly will continue her career in Victoria after being bought by OTI Racing.

The three-year-old's former trainer Bill Thurlow will retain an interest in the filly who has had four starts for a 2200m-maiden win and third in the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m).

"She's gone to Archie Alexander and she's in work there and ticking along," Thurlow told NZ Racing Desk.

"She might have a run in late June or early July. She's a good staying filly.

"It's perfect for her in Melbourne. There was no point keeping her here.

"Once you get past the Warstep it's lights out for the three-year-olds."

Thurlow is a dual purpose trainer who has Tizza Secret ready to continue his preparation in Thursday's Stu Covell Memorial Steeple (4000m) at Hastings.

"I'm happy with him, but he needs the longer distances and very wet tracks to be at his best," he said.

"At this stage, his main early aim is the Manawatu Steeplechase and then we'll make a plan from there."

Tizza Secret finished third last season in the Pakuranga Hunt Cup (3900m) and the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) with those races on the agenda again.