$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Chris Waller is hopeful Dealmaker can emulate his sire in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Dealmaker has had an interrupted preparation but his trainer Chris Waller remains hopeful the talented colt can emulate his sire in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes.

The colt is a son of Dundeel, who raced in Australia as It’s A Dundeel and won the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes and claimed the Sydney triple crown for three-year-olds the following autumn.

Lightly raced Dealmaker broke his maiden at his third start in June over 1550m on the Kensington track at Randwick.

In two starts since then he has finished third in the Ming Dynasty (1400m) and a close second to Spring Champion rival Tarka in the Stan Fox Stakes (1500m).

He goes into Saturday’s Spring Champion (2000m) at Randwick with a month between runs after a slight setback.

“He’s had a chequered preparation,” Waller said.

“He had a slightly elevated temperature and went to the paddock for a few days but has since returned a normal blood profile and has trialled since.

“His trial last week was good and he’s a handy horse.

“I don’t think 2000 metres will be a problem and he’s coming out of the right form lines.”

In the Stan Fox his stablemate The Autumn Sun was a luckless third before coming out and winning the Group One Golden Rose at his next start.

“That was a tough 1500 metres on a wet track so 2000 metres should be no problem,” Waller said.

With Hugh Bowman and Kerrin McEvoy riding at Flemington on Saturday, Waller has called on champion jockey Damien Oliver to bypass the Melbourne meeting to head to Sydney to ride Dealmaker who races for Star Thoroughbreds.

“Our main jockeys were either taken or are riding in Melbourne on Saturday,” Waller said.

“So it was good to be able to get Ollie.”

Dealmaker was on the second line of betting with the TAB at $7 on Thursday behind the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Thinkin’ Big at $3.50.

“Naturally he is a very athletic horse. His father It’s A Dundeel did win this race and I think this horse is very much in the same mould,” Waller said.

“He is athletic, very tough and has a great will to win.”

 
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.