Chris Waller trifecta in Doncaster Mile Prelude

Champion trainer Chris Waller thinks the seven-day back-up into the Doncaster Mile will be a tall order for Mister Sea Wolf despite the import leading home a stable trifecta in Saturday’s Group III Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at Rosehill.

Mister Sea Wolf ($8) earned a Doncaster Mile ballot exemption when he finished a head in front of Abdon ($9) while the perennial placegetter Tom Melbourne ($4.80) was another length away third.

Jockey James McDonald completed a hat trick of wins at Rosehill when he guided Mister Sea Wolf to victory after winning the day’s Group I races on Verry Elleegant and Avilius.

However, Waller said Mister Sea Wolf would face a tough ask if he is to run in the Group I Doncaster Mile a week after his first-up win on a heavy (10) track.

“No, I don’t think so,” Waller said, of backing up Mister Sea Wolf in seven days’ time.

“I think realistically second up after heavy track run, seven-day back-up, it is pretty hard.

“I think the Hollindale and Doomben Cup would be perfect for this horse. He’s getting his way up in the weights so they would be the realistic races for him.”

Waller said he would discuss the prospect of running in the Doncaster Mile with Mister Sea Wolf’s owners on Monday.

While Waller played down Mister Sea Wolf’s hopes of running in the Doncaster Mile, TAB cut his quote from $101 to $26 in its latest market on the $3 million event.

Tom Melbourne also firmed from $51 to $26 in Doncaster Mile betting. –