Super Saturday At Randwick

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Sacred Falls won the Doncaster Mile at Randwick in April. Photo: Jenny Evans/smh.com.au
Record breaking Sydney trainer Chris Waller has three horses engaged in the Epsom Handicap on Super Saturday at Randwick, as he bids for his first success in the $500,000 event. The Kiwi horseman has won a stack of feature races throughout Australia since crossing the Tasman but is yet to train a winner of the Epsom despite finishing in the minor placings with Red Tracer in 2011 and Rangirangdoo two years earlier. Sacred Falls  tuned up for this contest when only midfield in the George Main Stakes last month but scored the biggest win of his career when taking out the Doncaster Mile over this course and distance during the Autumn Carnival earlier in the year. Last start winners Riva De Lago  and Boban  also represent the stable, but dual Group One winner Streama  and progressive four year-old Toydini  will be hard to beat.

Waller also has a strong hand in the Metropolitan Handicap, with a trio of gallopers also set to represent the stable in the 2400m contest. Brisbane Cup winner Moriarty  returned to winning form with a strong win in the Hill Stakes here a fortnight ago, while highly progressive European import Prince Cheri  can take his record in Australia to four wins from five starts in Australia if he salutes for David Vandyke. Gai Waterhouse has won this event in two of the past three seasons and relies on Julienas  and Danas Best  for this year’s renewal.

Last season’s champion two year-old Guelph  appears to have the third Group One on the program, the Flight Stakes, at her mercy after scoring a soft win over several of her five rivals in the Tea Rose at Randwick two weeks ago. Peter Snowden’s filly has won five of her nine starts and can book a trip to Melbourne for the Thousand Guineas and Cox Plate if she performs as well as she is expected to.

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