"Grows a leg in the wet": Gai Waterhouse is confident heading into the Doncaster Mile.“Grows a leg in the wet”: Gai Waterhouse is confident heading into the Doncaster Mile. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Mud and slush credentials, human and horse, promise to give Gai Waterhouse an edge, particularly with Pornichet in the Doncaster, on Monday’s resurrected Royal Randwick program.

Following Saturday’s postponement, horses galloping on the course proper in the early hours on Monday will give an indication of any improvement following recent rain.

“Grows a leg in the wet,” Waterhouse declared, regarding Pornichet in the group one metric mile, still in limbo on Sunday due to rival trainers, John O’Shea and Chris Waller, playing cat and mouse regarding the first and second reserves, three-year-olds Sweynesse and Kermadec, both strong chances, particularly with the services of Glen Boss.

Punters deserve a better deal and the three-year-olds should have been in the field on market popularity at the expense of older horses lacking recent credentials.