Waller’s rich vein of form primed to con­tinue down south

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Racing - FROM PAGE 47

Li­bran is com­ing off a solid third to Ven­tura Storm in the Moonee Val­ley Cup while for­mer French stayer Caster­ton im­pressed at his Aus­tralian de­but when sixth in the Gee­long Cup.

“Li­bran’s go­ing re­ally well,’’ Waller said. “He might have peaked on his run at Moonee Val­ley but it was on a day when it was hard to come from back.’’

Caster­ton’s ef­fort at Gee­long im­pressed Waller as he didn’t fin­ish far be­hind sta­ble­mate Finche and that horse ran a very good fourth in the Mel­bourne Cup.

“The Gee­long race has brought on Caster­ton,’’ Waller said.

“I’ve tried to train him the same way as Finche and he hasn’t had a hard gal­lop. I’ve tried to keep the speed into him so he will be an in­ter­est­ing run­ner.

“Caster­ton’s maybe one touch down from Finche. We think he is a Syd­ney Cup horse and maybe a Mel­bourne Cup horse next year.’’

Waller also has Good Project and Torg­ersen in the Group 3 $200,000 Chatham Stakes (1400m).

Li­bran is ready to strike win­ning form at Flem­ing­ton to­day.

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