Australians make a splash on day one of the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale
Austalian trainers and syndicators made their presence felt on the first day of the Tattersalls
Autumn Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket on Monday, with a total of ten horses being
bought to continue their careers in Australia. Guy Mulcaster was the first to strike on behalf of
Chris Waller Racing, securing Surrey Thunder (Le Havre), a three-year-old colt who was
previously trained by Joseph Tuite, for 280,000gns (A$580,000).
“I think she’ll handle the straight,
hopefully they go quick. I think there’s speed in the race or if she’s able to
control it, then that might make some sort of difference as well.”
A three-year-old filly has not won the race since it has been run under
weight for age conditions and after becoming the first to do it in the Manikato,
Eustace hopes the weight advantage will play another big role next Saturday.
“I think it’s going to have a bearing again,” he said.
“She’s big and strong. She looks like an older horse and is like an older
However the stable will not be without representation in the coveted Group 1 on Saturday, with the duo
set to saddle Danehill Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) runner-up Dubious (Not A Single Doubt) in the sprint.
“He’s back on top of the ground which we think will suit,” Eustace said of Dubious.
“His best effort this prep wasdown the straight and we think he can run a really big race and hopefully run above his odds.
“He looks great and we’re really happy with him.”
The stable head into this Saturday with one of the leading chances in the VRC Derby (Gr 1, 2500m), with the duo set to saddle Thought Of That
(So You Think) in the headline race, after the colt shot into contention with a dominant win in the Caulfield Classic (Gr 2, 2200m) last start.
“He’s trained on really well and we’re really happy with him,” Eustace said.
“He doesn’t have to lead, I’m not saying he won’t lead, but I think now with the blinkers on if he did settle one or two off them, it would probably
be okay, but he’s naturally going to be positive.”