ROSEHILL trainer Chris Waller may have unearthed another potential Doncaster Handicap aspirant in the wake of emerging three-year-old Triple Elegance’s dominant win in yesterday’s STC Champs Café Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill.
The son of Mossman, who races in the same colours as Waller’s 2008 Doncaster winner Triple Honour, had no trouble disposing of his older rivals courtesy of a now trademark devastating finishing burst.
“I do have an opinion the horse, I think he is a pretty smart horse,” Waller said.
“He’s very tractable but when they go for him he is still a little green and wobbles around so that leads you think that he has got a lot of improvement.
“He’ll have another run in the winter, he’s a BOBS horse, and try and earn some more prize money first before getting too carried away.”
Waller’s decision to scratch the dual acceptor from an earlier engagement paid dividends for punters who stood firm behind the $2.35 favourite.
“I was a bit concerned running him in the 1200m because I felt his win first-up on a heavy track might have taken the edge off him so the 1400m was more suitable,” said Waller.
Triple Elegance was the major beneficiary of designated leader O’Crikey’s free style tempo.
Rider Corey Brown ensured Triple Elegance had plenty of time and room to challenge and quickly put the issue beyond doubt to score by 2 ¼ lengths ahead of O’Crikey ($4.60) with Superior Instinct ($11) just a nose further back.