Youngstar deserved favourite for Caulfield Cup, says Waller

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Chris Waller-trainer Youngstar is the Caulfield Cup favourite after the field for Saturday’s $5 million 2400m feature was confirmed on Tuesday.

The Queensland Oaks winner was made the $5.50 favourite following the announcement of the field, which didn’t included sensational Herbert Power Stakes winner Yucatan.

Waller watched Youngstar gallop at Caulfield on Tuesday for the first time and believes she has had the right preparation for the Cup.

“Running second behind Winx is good in any race but when it’s your semi-final run going into your grand final, it was a perfect run,” Waller said. “It showed she is up to the class and now she will be better suited to a handicap.

“The Caulfield Cup brings a lot of formlines together but she has got the right formlines if she is strong enough to cope with the pressure of a Caulfield Cup.” – Chris Roots, The Age.