Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse made a lightning trip to Cranbourne to watch classy galloper Bank Robber trial and the gelding didn’t let her down, putting in a pleasing performance.
The son of Dash For Cash was ridden by Brad Rawiller and was never off the bridle in his 990 metre heat, the gelding handling the Cranbourne training track with ease.
Rawiller steered Bank Robber to a five-length win over the Greg Eurell-trained Go My Girl and the city-performed pair Barwon Express and Tale Of Love.
“That was a pleasing trial,” Waterhouse said. “He was never out of first gear and I liked the way he quickened when Brad gave him a little squeeze.
“He’ll run over 1200 metres first-up at Moonee Valley in the Moir Stakes and he’ll be very competitive.”
Meanwhile, Waterhouse said Epsom Handicap winner Rock Kingdom will chase Group I wins on successive Saturdays in the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.
Rock Kingdom outlasted Rangirangdoo at Randwick on Saturday but Waterhouse said the son of Rock Of Gibraltar had come through the race in good order.
“Even though it was a wet-track, you wouldn’t even know he has had a run,” Waterhouse said. “He’ll be floated down on Tuesday night and he’ll be right to go in the Toorak Handicap.”
Premier Melbourne jockey Craig Williams will ride Rock Kingdom in the Toorak Handicap.