$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Chris Waller will wait as long as he can before deciding if Red Tracer will join three stablemates in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

The Group One race was not on the mare’s autumn schedule with Waller instead planning to keep her to fillies’ and mares’ company in the Emancipation Stakes a week later.

But rain in Sydney has made the weight-for-age George Ryder an attractive option and prompted Waller to accept with Red Tracer who has won eight of her 10 starts on slow and heavy tracks.

However, it has also caused a conundrum for the trainer renowned for his meticulous approach and reluctance to deviate from a plan.

“I don’t want to run her,” Waller said.

“But if I think she is a winning chance come Friday or Saturday then she might be running.”

Red Tracer’s owners have left the decision on a start up to Waller.

Saturday’s race is worth $600,000 to the winner but Waller says the prize money is not his motivation.

“The $1 million is a huge carrot but it’s not what’s enticing me, unless I think she is a genuine chance,” he said.

“But I don’t like changing my plans.”

The late decision to pay up for Red Tracer has also resulted in a jockey change.

Red Tracer’s regular rider Nash Rawiller will be on stablemate My Kingdom Of Fife, leaving Michael Rodd to ride the mare for the first time.

“I had already booked Nash for My Kingdom Of Fife and I’ve stuck with him for that horse to be fair to the owners,” Waller said.

Waller has won three of the past four George Ryders, most recently with Metal Bender in 2012 who was ridden by Rodd.

Glyn Schofield, who has been in Singapore to support his seriously ill son-in-law Nathan Berry, has confirmed he will return to ride Boban in the feature.

The jockey was undefeated in five spring rides on Boban but missed his first two starts this campaign through suspension.

Boban rediscovered winning form when reunited with Schofield last start in the Chipping Norton Stakes.

Zac Purton will travel from Hong Kong to ride Waller’s Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Falls.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Winx Royal Ascot bound ‘if she’s 100 per cent’

Champion mare Winx will be heading to Royal Ascot if everything goes to plan according to trainer Chris Waller. Waller...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

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