Redoute’s choice colt The Autumn Sun will step out in the first at Randwick this Saturday, donning the very familiar colours of stable mate and Doomben Cup runner up Egg Tart.
Last years Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner Egg Tart enjoyed a very good start to her career as a 3-year-old, winning 6 on the trot including consecutive Group 1 victories. Going on a very impressive debut performance, The Autumn Sun looks well poised to replicate the feats of the red and green machine after a convincing 1.5 length victory at Randwick, coming from near last to salute.
Waller’s promising 2-year-old will get out to 1400 for the first time, starting likely favorite in the Energy Air Plate, challenging the likes of Orcein and the undefeated Graff. A strong final 600 last time out points to a relish in the rise in distance, in fact his time over 1200 is a near 2 seconds superior to the field.
Providing everything goes right in the run for Waller’s potential superstar he will be in a commanding position going into the final furlong, looking to make it 2 from 2. With trainer Chris Waller quite confident his galloper will breeze through the 1400, The Autumn Sun has been nominated in the Group 1 J.J Atkins Plate over a mile at Doomben on June 9.
The Autumn Sun is a current $2.45 shot with Sportsbet.com.au, ideally drawn in barrier 2 with Brenton Avdulla to ride.