Chris Waller snared the first winner of the Flemington Melbourne Cup carnival when a long-range plan with three-year-old Comin’ Through paid off with victory in the prized group 3 Carbine Clue Stakes.
Waller revealed that, while Comin’ Through was one of the first of the new yearlings to come into work as a yearling, the trainer noted his immaturity and scope to grow so opted for what he thought was the best plan for the horse’s future.
“He was one of the first yearlings into the stable but it took him a while to furnish so we just let him alone and let him grow,” Waller said after the Fastnet Rock colt broke through at the odds of $7.
Waller said he followed the same path he took with Kermadec two years ago.
“I ruled out the early spring with this horse and just targeted him at this race which was what we did with Kermadec. They both had two runs coming into this race and they both performed.”
Comin’ Through is a half brother to the recently retired Criterion and Waller said he could only see upsides for the horse next autumn.
“He’s got the pedigree, which gives me confidence and he does everything that’s asked of him and is still very much an unfurnished colt so there’s a lot to look forward to in the autumn with him.” – Racing.com