WALLER ON HIS EVEREST RUNNERS

WALLER ON HIS EVEREST RUNNERS

ARCADIA QUEEN

“She’s doing everything right. Her form in Western Australia was great. She was very versatile, running over all distances and she won fresh up in Sydney like a good horse should.

“She’s had five weeks between runs and we’ve purposely done that to make sure she is still sharp for the 1200. She’s drawn really well and there’s plenty of speed on. She’s a genuine 1200m Group One horse. She’s going to be right in the finish.”

NATURE STRIP

Will he get the 1200m against the top horses?

“I don’t know. He’s in good form. We will let him roll, but not stupidly. We see every start he’s not the best of beginners, he’s a length slower than the quickest horses over the first 50 metres of the race. But that’s not going to change, so we have to respect that.

“That’s why I think his draw is not too big a disadvantage. If he is drawn the middle, he can get squeezed out of it and start overracing. At least from barrier 12, Tim Clark can just come across gently. He’s got about 400-500m before it starts getting to the bend and it’s a pretty subtle bend at that. We just need to work our way across gently and not fire him up too much.”

“He’s a horse that can still improve. While the rest are brilliant horses, they are not going to go any higher. A horse like Yes Yes Yes could say ‘yeah, I’m as good as you’ and he can be a horse they will talk about post-race as well. He’s only got 53kg, I think that’s my selling point for the horse and that’s the reason why I put him in our slot.”

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