Champion trainer Chris Waller says Comin’ Through’s laid-back manner will stand him in good stead in the hectic lead-up to Sunday’s Group I Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin.
Comin’ Through will take on local star Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile. Sportsbet has Comin’ Through as a $51 chance to upset Beauty Generation, who is a hot $1.80 favourite.
Comin’ Through stepped out for a look at the Sha Tin track on Monday morning. Waller told the Hong Kong Jockey Club the son of Fastnet Rock remained relaxed in the warm conditions.
“He’s a very relaxed horse and I think that will suit him well with the warmer days such as this morning,” Waller said.
“He’s coped very well and not getting too excited in his training and the same on race day.”
A large and loud crowd is certain for Sunday’s Hong Kong racing showpiece, but Waller said Comin’ Through’s relaxed demeanour will help the gelding.
“It’s a big buzz here in Hong Kong and everybody wants to be part of the action and I think the horses feel that,” Waller said.
“I think his laid-back attitude will be a big part of that.”
Comin’ Through has not raced since finishing 11th behind Best Of Days in the Group I Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in November.
Waller said the break between runs would suit Comin’ Through, who has posted five of his seven career wins either first-up or second-up.
“His form is not the best of his career, but we’ve taken that into consideration trying to keep him nice and fresh,” Waller said.
“He did win first-up this preparation so the gap between runs and keeping him nice and fresh, I’m sure he’s going to run well.”
Michael Walker, who rides for Comin’ Through’s owner Sir Owen Glenn, will be aboard the five-year-old in the Hong Kong Mile. – Racenet.com.au