You’ll Never die wondering with master Chris Waller as he sets off in pursuit of another title   Leave a comment

You’ll Never die wondering with master Chris Waller as he sets off in pursuit of another title

“There’s no mad Monday that’s for sure,’’ Waller said.

Trainer Chris Waller says there will be no mad Monday after winning his fifth trainers’ p

Trainer Chris Waller says there will be no mad Monday after winning his fifth trainers’ premiership. Picture: Mark EvansSource: News Corp Australia

ONE day after officially being awarded his fifth straight trainers premiership, Chris Waller will be back at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday at the beginning of a year-long quest for a sixth.

Waller has 15 horses nominated for this weekend’s big horse’s birthday meeting at Rosehill, including top-line trio You’ll Never, Rugged Cross and Eigelstein in the feature ATC Winter Championship.

It’s “business as usual’’ at Camp Waller despite another phenomenal year both here and on the international stage.

“It’s not much different this Saturday and over the next few weeks we start to get a mix of winter horses and a few of the spring horses coming on to the scene and that is always exciting.’’

Waller is perfectly poised to win a third consecutive Winter Challenge this weekend having trained the quinella in 2013 and the trifecta last year when subsequent Epsom Handicap and Emirates Stakes winner He’s Your Man won.

This weekend’s threesome have vaguely similar records, with sevens wins each to Eigelstein and You’ll Never while Rugged Cross brought up win No.6 in the Winter Stakes last start.

You’ll Never (nose roll) is expected to make his presence felt at this weekend’s horse’s

You’ll Never (nose roll) is expected to make his presence felt at this weekend’s horse’s birthday meeting at Rosehill. Picture: Simon Bullard Source: News Corp Australia

“They are horses that win one in every six or even starts but they are at the top of their handicap now so it’s a little bit hard for them to win races in a row,’’ Waller said.

“Luck in running and the way the races are run plays a big key for all of them really.’’

While Rugged Cross was totally unfazed when ridden closer than usual in the Winter Stakes, it proved to be the undoing of his frequent rival You’ll Never who finished an uncustomary seventh of the 10 runners.

“It was OK but I think it proved he can’t be ridden too close and we had to right him a bit closer last start,’’ said Waller. “He had a good draw and on a wet track which appeared to be hard to make up ground as has been the case for some time in Sydney.

“It was one of his poorest runs in his career so we’ll just go back to riding him quiet on Saturday.’’

As for Eigelstein, it has been over a year since his last win but he has shown a distinct liking for wet ground.

Originally published as You’ll Never die wondering with Waller

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Posted July 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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