Chris Waller was back to his best with a a four-timer at Randwick on Saturday, where his horses continue to find the front at exactly the right time.
After Funstar got the bob on the line in Tea Rose Stakes, stablemate Kolding found a second surge to beat Fierce Impact, who looked the winner when he charged to the front in the final 100m as the pair made their runs together.
“I was confident at the top of the straight that I was going to run really well but when Nash on Fierce Impact put three quarters of a length on me really quick I thought ‘oh gee that’s just too good’, but to his credit he lifted when I asked him to,” jockey Glen Boss said.
“That’s a good sign heading towards the Epsom.”
Kolding will only carry 50.5kg in the Epsom.
“It’s a good weight. He has a sense of timing. It is the race we’ve set him for after running in the Queensland Guineas. And he’s got the right colours too. It was good to see him fight strongly the last 50m when it looked like he was going to be beaten,” Waller said.
Finche added a Kingston Town Stakes to the haul before Sweet Scandal knocked a lot of players out of the quaddie winning the last at $26. – Chris Roots, The Age.