Top New South Wales trainer Chris Waller celebrated the highs and lows of racing in the space of 40 minutes at UBET Park Hobart.
Waller’s first starter in Tasmania Sebring Sally scored an emphatic win in the $100,000 Listed Strutt Stakes (2100m) to book a berth in the Tasmanian oaks in a fortnight.
But in the following race the Hobart Cup his well-performed stayer Quick A Strike suffered a broken canon bone about 900 metres from home that ended badly with the gelding having to be euthanized.
It was a sad end to what could have been a brilliant day for the master trainer.
Sebring Sally was awesome in her dismantling of the opposition in the $100,000 Listed race that is a preview of the Tasmanian Oaks.
Ace rider Damien Oliver bustled Sebring Sally from the gates to get a good position near the lead and succeeded in securing an ideal spot one-out and one-back from the leader Gee Gees Top Notch.
However when the pace slackened up front outsider She’s Rosie made a charge for the lead along with Miss Choosey that refused to surrendered the front spot to the home turn.
When Oliver called on his filly for the supreme effort in the home straight the daughter of Sebring let down brilliantly.
Sebring Sally went on to score comfortably from Gee Gees Top Notch and the Peter Moody-trained All That I Know that hit the line in sink with only a nose separating the pair. – Tasracing. Photo: Greg Irvine, Magic Millions