Waller happy ahead of Mile

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SYD­NEY trainer Chris Waller made a light­ning trip to Hong Kong ear­lier this week check on Comin’ Through ahead of the Group 1 win­ner’s bid to top­ple lo­cal star Beauty Gen­er­a­tion in In­ter­na­tional Mile.

Run­ner-up in the Don­caster Mile be­fore his suc­cess in the Doomben Cup (2000m), Comin’ Through is the only Aus­tralian rep­re­sen­ta­tive at Sun­day’s In­ter­na­tional meet­ing fea­tur­ing four Group 1 races.

Waller said on Mon­day he was happy to see Comin’ Through in good con­di­tion and said the horse would not be pushed in his work ahead of the big race.

“The horse is good. He trav­elled well and he’s set­tled in well and very much taken it all his stride,” Waller told the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

“He’s sta­bled on his own which is al­ways a chal­lenge with horses but he has mir­ror in there so at least can look at him­self.

“He’s a good horse who’s just lost lit­tle bit of form.

“Ear­lier in the year, he did run sec­ond Don­caster Mile at the dis­tance and won the Doomben Cup.

“We’ve kept him re­ally fresh. I want him bounc­ing out of his skin for this race.

“He’s a good fresh horse.

“In fact his record is fan­tas­tic in­clud­ing win­ning at his first run this sea­son, so we’re hope­ful but ob­vi­ously it’s a strong race and we’re tak­ing on Beauty Gen­er­a­tion.”

Other Aus­tralian train­ers have by­passed Hong Kong be­cause of quar­an­tine re­stric­tions which mean horses must spend six months in an­other coun­try be­fore they re­turn.

The Sir Owen Glenn-owned Comin’ Through will head to Dubai after Hong Kong.

“We will find a race for him there prob­a­bly in Fe­bru­ary,” Waller said.

“He will race the early part of the car­ni­val lead­ing up to the World Cup night and then we will see where he goes.”

Comin’ Through is ready for the In­ter­na­tional Mile on Sun­day. Pic: Grant Guy

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