Another three for Waller at Randwick

Sunday 23 September 2012, 5:25pm

A day after celebrating a Group One quinella in the George Main Stakes, premier trainer Chris Waller was back at Randwick to continue his spectacular start to the season.

Waller saddled up three winners at the Sunday meeting but will only be credited with 2-1/2 after the judge failed to split Hoybell and Perdicaris in the opening event.

Thubiaan and Moriarty, two members of the army of European imports in the stable, won their races to take Waller to 35-1/2, 15 ahead of Gai Waterhouse.

"These are progressive horses going through their grades," Waller said.

"It's good to see them winning. We don't have any big plans for them at the moment."

Waller does have big plans for Shoot Out and Rangirangdoo who ran the George Main quinella with Shoot Out prevailing by a neck.

"They will both head to the Epsom Handicap," he said.

"Danleigh will also go there and maybe Said Com.

"We thought about stepping Rangirangdoo up to 2000 metres in the Craven Plate but after talking to the owners, we've decided on the Epsom (1600m).

"Shoot Out is the benchmark and there wasn't much between them. He gets in with 57 kilos, one less than Shoot Out."

Shoot Out, who will be topweight for the Epsom with More Joyous a non-runner, is sharing favouritism with the Waterhouse-trained Fat Al for the Group One mile on October 6.

They are at $6.50 with Rangirangdoo at $13, Said Com $17 and Danleigh $21.

Danleigh finished sixth in the George Main after once again finding the Randwick track troublesome but Waller said all three had come through the race well.

"They were all good and bright this morning," he said.

Shoot Out is a $21 chance for the Cox Plate which is still on his agenda, providing he runs well in the Epsom.

"He needs to win or run very well to go to the Cox Plate," Waller said.

"I would want to take him there in winning form."


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