Waller keeps eye on Kool Kompany Mon, 27 Apr 2015
A horse Chris Waller hopes can deliver his stable another Doncaster Mile will have his next assignment in one of England's most prestigious races.
Kool Kompany is one of four runners for trainer Richard Hannon in Saturday's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The colt is owned by Neil Werrett who negotiated a deal after Kool Kompany was passed in at A$1.3 million at last year's Doncaster Bloodstock Sale.
Waller has won five Doncasters including the past three and Kool Kompany will join him later this year with the Group One feature a target in 2016.
Werrett has shared in the ownership of several Waller-trained imported horses including Australian Group One winners Foreteller and Moriarty.
"I'm looking forward to him racing in the Guineas and I'm hoping he could be a Doncaster horse," Werrett said. "He will come to Australia later this year to be trained by Chris Waller. I think he is an exciting prospect."
A Group Two winner as a juvenile, Kool Kompany led all the way to win the Gr. 3 Craven Stakes at his first attempt at 1600 metres.
His stablemate Estidhkaar is the most favoured of the Hannon quartet in the Guineas (1600m) at 13-2 with Coolmore's Gleneagles the 13-8 favourite.
The Hannon-trained Ivawood is at 14-1 with Kool Kompany generally available at 20-1 as is Moheet, third in the Craven Stakes as favourite.
Waller believes Kool Kompany will be suited to Australian racing and is looking forward to his arrival.
"I think he could well be a Doncaster horse for next year," he said.
Triple Honour gave Waller his first Group One win in the 2008 Doncaster. His record in the race now includes Rangirangdoo in 2010, Sacred Falls in 2012 and 2013 and Kermadec earlier this month.