Star Thoroughbreds were the leading buyers among all syndicators at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and featured with a promising winner at Canterbury on Wednesday with the Chris Waller trained Trafalgar charging home for a thrilling victory.
It took eight barrier trials before Hinchinbrook gelding Trafalgar was deemed ready to go to the races, but the wait has been worthwhile as he scored a debut win at Kembla on December 12, a close second at Randwick on New Year’s Day and now a fast finishing win over 1900 metres at start three.
He flew to the line over the final furlong for Glyn Schofield under 61 kg to nail Godolphin runner Unbiased right on the post.
“He looks like a horse with plenty of upside as he carried a big weight today,” said Chris Waller.
“I think he’ll get 2400 metres on that, maybe not the Australian Derby, but Queensland might be an option.”
A $160,000 Magic Millions purchase for Star Thoroughbreds from the Yarraman Park draft, Trafalgar is a half-brother to Group I MRC Underwood Stakes winner Rubiscent and is one of five winners from Skyescent.
Trafalgar is one of 22 winners this season for Yarraman Park’s young gun sire Hinchinbrook, who leads the Australian Second Season Sires List by earnings.
His Caulfield Guineas winning colt Press Statement, also trained by Chris Waller, stepped out at the barrier trials at Randwick on Tuesday morning.
He was never out of second gear finishing a close third to Pride of Dubai and looks primed for another big campaign. – Breednet.com.au