Colt impresses ahead of Inglis Classic
TRAINER Chris Waller has told punters that colt Wonderful Story is "a pretty handy" horse ahead of its race debut in the $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) at Randwick tomorrow.
The Street Sense two-year-old has looked impressive in three barrier trials including his most recent one at Rosehill on February 1 when he cruised to a 1.3-length win over 905 metres.
While James McDonald rode him that day, his jockey tomorrow, Tim Clark, looked on keenly.
"I've never ridden him but I've watched his trials and he went really well," Clark said.
"He's above average and I'm looking forward to riding him.
"This is the time of year that Chris starts to bring out his better two-year-olds and we saw that on Wednesday with Earth (runner-up at Canterbury), which ran well."
Wonderful Story, as of yesterday, was a $3.30 favourite on TAB fixed odds (in from $3.70) and will jump from barrier nine in a full field, which will suit him.