CHRIS WALLER might have found another top-line stayer in Foreteller but certainly has a star of the future in New Zealand apprentice Jason Collett.

The 20-year-old, who claims 2 kilograms, kicked home Foreteller and The Verminator for his boss Waller, and scored on Queensland Derby-bound Yulalona in a show of his talent at Randwick yesterday.

The Kiwi has ridden more than 200 winners in his homeland and has come to Australia for three months, a stay likely to be extended if yesterday is any indication.

 
‘‘He is a very good young rider and just needs the chance to shine,’’ Waller said. ‘‘He rides well and, as you have seen, he has a cool head.’‘

Waller trusted him with the ride on Foreteller, which was his second winner for the day, and a broad smile came across his face as the import scored by 2¾ lengths.

‘‘This horse is going places and is going to make a very good stayer in the spring,’’ Waller said. ‘‘He will go for a spell and we will see very good horse after a break.’‘

Collett had found it hard going to start in Sydney but he is starting to show the form that won him two group 2 races in New Zealand.

‘‘It was tough to get used to the 3.30am starts here and I really found the first couple of weeks hard because I didn’t really know many people,’’ Collett said. ‘‘I have come here for three months and really haven’t thought any further than that. I’m starting to enjoy it now.’‘

Collett still has around 20 wins to go before he loses his two-kilogram claim and hopes there are more rides like Foreteller to come.

‘‘He feels like a very good horse, but he is still learning,’’ Collett said. ‘‘He switches on and off the bridle, but when he let down he had them covered very quickly.’‘

It was a good day for the future of the riding ranks, as apprentice Chad Schofield guided Kimberley Kid to victory for his first Saturday win.

While the young riders were to the fore, Darley No.1 Kerrin McEvoy made a winning return in the last on Scarf. McEvoy heads to Brisbane next week to link with Divorces in the Queensland Oaks and will ride Yulalona in the Derby, Beaded in the Stradbroke and Benfica or Free Wheeling in the T.J. Smith.