Chris Waller’s strength in weight-for-age numbers hasn’t quite extended to Melbourne.
Waller has 11 runners engaged in the Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on Saturday but will have only two representatives in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Foreteller and Bagman fly the flag at Moonee Valley with Foreteller looking to improve on his third placing behind The Cleaner and Mourinho in last year’s Group Two contest.
Three of Waller’s Chelmsford runners – Hawkspur, Preferment and I’m Imposing – were late nominations when entries were extended in Melbourne but the stable elected to keep them at Randwick.
Godolphin’s Contributer has a stranglehold Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes betting as the $1.80 favourite to win at his first try at Moonee Valley.
Contributer had his first look at the Moonee Valley circuit on Tuesday in a hit-out that pleased trainer John O’Shea.