AAP Horse Racing

Waller trio hold key to Eagle Farm contest

By AAP Newswire

Chris Waller has decided to run The Lord Mayor in Sydney but the premier trainer will still have a strong hand in the Clayfield Jewellery Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Waller had four acceptors for the 1600m race with The Lord Mayor, Another Dollar, Auerbach and Zourkhan.

However, The Lord Mayor will run in the Star Mile at Randwick where he will be ridden by James McDonald.

Waller's Queensland manager Paul Shailer believes the stables three remaining runners can be competitive.

"I thought Another Dollar was a bit plain first-up but she usually improves second-up," Shailer said.

"She is set to stay here for the summer and there are some nice races for her.

"Auerbach is always around the money and his run last start was very good. He is always a hope in these races."

Zourkhan is yet another former French horse in Waller's stable who will be making his Queensland debut.

"Zourkhan has a handy first-up record and he is also up here for the summer, " Shailer said.

"He will eventually get out in distance this summer."

Waller has had a well-documented big start to the racing season with his horses already earning $8.1 million Australia wide.

His Queensland stable has again been a contributor with 10 winners this season.