Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Chris Waller believes multiple Group One-winning three-year-old The Autumn Sun will only get better

Champion trainer Chris Waller believes multiple Group One-winning three-year-old The Autumn Sun will only get better, but whether the prized colt remains in training long enough to realise that potential remains to be seen.

While the Waller-trained champion Winx continues to reign supreme in Australian racing having been unbeaten for almost the past four years, young stablemate The Autumn Sun has stamped himself a legitimate star in his own right with one luckless defeat from eight starts which include four Group One victories.

The Autumn Sun stormed home for a thrilling Randwick Guineas win last start and is the $1.35 favourite to win another Group One in Saturday’s Rosehill Guineas (2000m), stepping beyond 1600m for the first time.

In the following race on Saturday, Winx is expected to claim her 32nd consecutive victory and 24th Group One in the George Ryder Stakes, for which she is at $1.06.

“I don’t think 2000 metres will be any problem at all for The Autumn Sun,” Waller said, suggesting he also expects the colt to settle closer than he did in the Randwick Guineas.

The Autumn Sun’s future beyond this racing season could be in the breeding barn given his value to co-owner Arrowfield Stud where he will stand once he retires.

Waller said he had yet to convince Arrowfield’s John Messara to race the colt beyond this season.

“We haven’t had an in-depth conversation about it,” Waller said.

“He has raised the value of the horse and I’ve raised, which he’s well-aware of, of how successful he can be if he raced on for another year.

“I see The Autumn Sun still as an immature horse and I’m not going to compare him to other horses, I’m just saying what I see in him.

“And for what he’s done at this stage of his career and win not just one stallion-making race but basically four stallion-making Group One races is quite remarkable.

“So if he’s 90 per cent mature and 10 per cent to come, well we’ve got something pretty special to look forward to and those horses don’t come around very often.

“I train a lot of horses and he is right up the top.

“I can only train my horse and know what he’s capable of and that’s what I’ll suggest, at the same time respect what his value is and what he can earn at stud and the risks involved I guess.”

Waller won last year’s Rosehill Guineas with D’Argento and he also has Dealmaker in Saturday’s race.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Futurity Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Futurity Stakes. The Futurity Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 22/2/2020....

Oakleigh Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Oakleigh Plate. The Oakleigh Plate was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 22/2/2020....

One of the worlds best ever racehorses and stallions dies

He was a super racehorse winning the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders Cup back when it was the richest race...

Queensland jockey banned for 4 years on drug charges

North Queensland jockey Mark Elliott has been disqualified for four years after his sixth positive random test to cannabis in...

Victorian trainer hit with horse welfare charges

Victorian trainer Mark Sues has been charged with failing to provide proper and sufficient nutrition and appropriate veterinary treatment to...

Horse scratched because the owner thought it was dead

We have lost the big million dollar races at Warwick Farm this afternoon, but we have NOT lost high stakes...

Trainer charged over Melbourne Cup day stomach-tubing

Victorian trainer Richard Laming and two stablehands have been charged for stomach-tubing a horse on race day. Racing Victoria stewards...

Melbourne Cup winning trainer’s torture case moved

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir and others accused of torturing horses and corrupt betting have won a bid to move...

Bill Vlahos and his multi-million dollar lie

Bill Vlahos built an elaborate betting system for horse racing and it was a multi-million dollar lie. The Melbourne racing...

The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes retired

Star colt Yes Yes Yes has been retired with a tendon injury ending his career. The winner of the $14...

Talented sprinter suffers fatal fall at Randwick

Talented sprinter from the Gary Portelli yard Ronstar has sadly suffered a fatal fall at Randwick. Ronstar clipped heels near...

Danny Nikolic denied Queensland jockey’s licence

Controversial former jockey Danny Nikolic has lost his bid for a riding licence in Queensland. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 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.