TRAINER Chris Waller called Rangirangdoo’s win in yesterday’s George Ryder Stakes ‘‘the most thrilling’’ of his career.

Last year’s Doncaster winner, which was second up from a tendon injury, weaved through the field to nab Love Conquers All in the final 100 metres.

‘‘He is my best mate and to see him do that is the most thrilling thing in my career,’’ Waller said.

 
‘‘That was better than the Doncaster to me. You shouldn’t have to prove things but if he never races again he proved today he is just a great horse. I saw him at the 300 [metre mark] coming through and couldn’t take eyes off him. It was just brilliant.

Rangirangdoo pulled up ‘‘a bit sore’’ in the tendon that forced him out for a year after his Doncaster win.

Waller, who is leading the trainers’ premiership, was also impressed by the run of stablemate Triple Elegance, which finished third, beaten only a half-head and a half-neck after tracking three-wide the trip.

‘‘He is my pick for the Doncaster now,’’ Waller said of Triple Elegance, which drops to 51kg. ‘‘That was a great effort. I’ll have Danleigh also in it with 56 kilos.

‘‘I think with Rangi we might be careful with him and look at the All-Aged [Stakes]. I just don’t want to push too hard at the moment because of his leg.’‘

Rangirangdoo gave Corey Brown a second group 1 for the afternoon following his success on Mirjulisa Lass in the Vinery Stakes. He said the six-year-old felt as if he was going to win a long way from home.

‘‘At 600 metres he was just towing me into the race,’’ Brown said. ‘‘I had changed course at 300 and he just hit the line. It was just a great effort.’‘

Chris Munce thought Love Conquers All had probably cost himself the race by laying back towards the fence in the closing stages, which was clearly the worst part of the track.

‘‘If he went straight I think he would have won,’’ Munce said.

Waller took home not only the Ryder trophy but two outstanding Doncaster hopes in Triple Elegance and Danleigh, which ran ninth.

‘‘I’m happy enough with that run,’’ Danleigh’s rider, Hugh Bowman, said. ‘‘They just went a bit steady for me and you can’t make the sort of ground I need against those sort of horses.’‘

Triple Elegance’s effort will make it easier for Jim Cassidy to get down to the 51kg in the Doncaster.

‘‘He went super,’’ Cassidy said. ‘‘He was only just beaten by two proven weight-for-age horses - that was his first go at it. He is going to improve on that going into the Doncaster.’‘

Triple Elegance joined Aloha, which ran fourth, on the second line of betting for Doncaster at $8 as More Joyous remained favourite at $2.25 after her Queen Of The Turf romp.

‘‘She went terrific for her first go at weight-for-age,’’ Aloha’s jockey, Glen Boss, said.