Champion trainer Chris Waller will again have a strong hand in the Group One feature the George Main Stakes at Randwick this weekend with four of the seven runners, headed by star mare Verry Elleegant.
She spent four days at the farm to recover from her enormous effort to win the Winx Stakes when she tracked wide and sustained a long run, and Waller reported she was rejuvenated and bright.
Imaging was unlucky in the same race, only getting clear running over the final stages but Waller was pleased to see him rally.
“Things went against him in a couple of other runs and he put the white flag up quickly but I just think as a gelding he is showing more,” Waller said.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet and hopefully that’s the case.”
Star Of The Seas rounds out Waller’s George Main contingent chasing a breakthrough Group One victory after a series of near-misses.
Market 💰: View the Odds for the George Main Stakes
|1||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||6||59kg|
|2||DREAMFORCE||John Thompson||Nash Rawiller||1||59kg|
|3||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||7||59kg|
|4||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5||59kg|
|5||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||3||59kg|
|6||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2||57kg|
|7||COLETTE||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||4||56.5kg|