On Sunday Group One winner Wait A Sec was back at Wairoa, the scene of his last raceday start, and again the focus of much on-course attention.
Whereas 12 months ago he was winning the Wairoa Cup (2100m), this time Wait A Sec was doing an exhibition gallop between races in the hands of Sam Collett.
“He did what we wanted. It was a good day out for him and Sam let him run along the last bit,’’ co-trainer Guy Lowry said. ‘’We’re happy with him.
‘’The plan is to run him in the mile at Trentham (on March 9).’’
Collett was very pleased with the gallop.
“He cruised along nicely and felt good,’’ she said. ‘’He’s a happy horse.’’
Wait A Sec is the winner of 13 races and almost $400,000 in prizemoney with his best win coming in the 2017 Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings, but he suffered a tear in a tendon after winning last year’s Wairoa Cup.
The main goal with the Postponed eight-year-old is to set him up for a spring campaign.