Jockey Robbie Fradd has been quick to confirm Don’t Waiver’s win at Eagle Farm as even better than it looked.
Don’t Waiver ($5.50) got up on the inside and looked certain to score a comfortable win in the Worldwide Printing Handicap (1600m).
However, in the final 100m he had a battle on his hands before holding off Dawson Delight ($6) by a long head.
Fradd said Don’t Waiver had been travelling strongly when he spotted the winning post.
“He wanted to shy away from it and I think he should have won by more. He is a nice horse in the making,” Fradd said.
Trainer Stuart Kendrick said Don’t Waiver had always shown ability and he believed with maturity he would be a top horse.
“He won first up at 1000m which didn’t suit him but when he got beaten at his next start at the Sunshine Coast I was a bit surprised,” he said.
Kendrick also saddled the favourite Star of Michelin ($1.85) who struggled into fourth place after looming up at the top of the straight.
“He raced flat today and it looks like it is time for a spell,” Kendrick said.