By Brad Gray
Comin’ Through will be looking to tread the path of his half-brother Criterion who won the Group One Rosehill Guineas (2000m) in 2014.
“Comin’ Through is as well as we can have him,” said Chris Waller.
“His run over the mile last start was good in similar (wet) conditions and whilst it might not be perfect, it’s not really a concern. The distance suits and his brother Criterion won the race after coming off what was probably a worse run in the Randwick Guineas.”
Comin' Through's Randwick Guineas third
Criterion went on to subsequently claim the Australian Derby and the staying classic is now on the radar for Comin’ Through as well.
“We’ll decide after Saturday whether he is a Doncaster horse or a possible Derby horse.”
Sizzling Bullet may lack the class of his stablemate but he stays all day and is adept in wet ground.
“He comes into the race with different form. He will handle the track and will get though it without any problems,” said Waller.
“He had a trial on Monday to bridge the gap between races and he trialled well. He’s fit and likes the track.”
Waller is not so bullish about Kinema handling the testing conditions in the Group Three Manion Cup (2400m), which kicks off the Rosehill card. Ryan Moore is reunited with the six-year-old after winning on him over the spring.
“The horse is well but will need all of the 2400m. I’m not sure how he is on a really heavy track. I think he has won a couple on soft,” said Waller
“He was a touch disappointing last start but they just went too slow and he overraced and didn’t get a chance to stay.
“The plan is to go to the Chairmans in two weeks and then back up in the Sydney Cup. He is a handicapper more than a weight-for-age horse which is why we are not that keen on the BMW but we’ll see what happens on Saturday.”
Kinema's fifth last start