Randwick start likely for Another Dollar

Chris Waller  - Darryl Sherer
Chris Waller

Darryl Sherer

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will likely bypass the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong on Friday with Another Dollar in favour of the Heineken 3 Handicap (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame inductee has cited the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) runner-up’s rating as the main reason.

“First-up at Randwick is a nice starting point,” Waller said.

“I’m a bit concerned if she won the Mona Lisa, yes it would be great, but it would just send her rating sky-high and she is only the winner of two races and she already has a rating up around the 89 mark.

“She just deserves to win a few more races before she gets handicapped out of it. I’m leaning towards Saturday, but wherever she goes she is a winning chance.”

The Ocean Park mare, who was bred by Waikato Stud, will be looking to keep her terrific strike-rate intact, having never run out of the money in her seven career starts.


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