It’s no doubt that Chris Waller’s stable is stacked with talent and he intends to showcase that this Friday as training hots up in the build up to autumn racing.
Waller has definitely got this trial won but the talent in there is something the punters will be taking a keen interest in with Cox Plate runner Kolding, Caulfield Cup winner Verry Elleegant and Melbourne Cup entrant Funstar to name a few all having a hit out.
Race 1 - 8:15AM Group Trial 900m
No Last 10 Horse Trainer
1 2142x6220x FUNSTAR Chris Waller
2 215x2227x HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
3 778x02110x KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller
4 9702x6741x MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller
5 x411x2472x NATURE STRIP Chris Waller
6 4x11x5111x SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller
7 720x22095x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller
8 243x46160x SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller
9 221x58203x TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller
10 212x14117x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller
Waller will no doubt be looking to continue the strong form a lot of runners had during spring and a couple for the punters to watch are definitely the three year olds lining up.
One of those will be September Run who had a very impressive spring and is likely to contend in the Lightening and Newmarket Handicap. The filly was unbeaten down the Flemington straight in spring including a dominant win in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Hungry Heart comes with great pedigree being the daughter of Frankel and Waller will be looking for the 3yo to emulate that legendary breading after a frustrating spring where she finished 2nd 3 times before an average showing in the Thousand Guineas.
Waller will definitely be paying close attention to Hungry Heart who definitely had the ability but just a case of finding the right races to run over the top.
Many punters however will simply want to watch Verry Elleegant go round. The mare was PGR’s pick for horse of the year after claiming 3 group 1s as well as running close in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Autumn.
The likely goal for Verry Elleegant will be the riches of the All Star Mile and more Group 1 glory after such a dominant spring campaign.