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European imports
shine for Waller

THE decision by Australian trainer Chris Waller to bolster his stable with European imports continues to reap rewards. Waller has sent out My Kingdom Of Fife, a 60,000gns purchase by Kern/Lillingston Association at last year's Tattersalls Autumn Horse In Training Sale, to strike in Group 1 company in Australia this season and now the Rosehill-based trainer appears tohave another smart European import on his hands in Foreteller.

Chris Waller

Chris Waller: has another smart European recruit in Foreteller

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Waller paid 100,000 guineas at Tattersalls last year for the Juddmonte-bred, who landed the Listed Prix de Suresnes at Maisons-Laffitte last April. Now a gelding, the four-year-old opened his Australian account on Saturday by taking a A$70,000 mile event on heavy ground at Randwick in impressive style by two-and-three-quarter lengths.

By Dansili, Foreteller is out of the 1993 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Prophecy and a half-brother to Group 2 Prix de Sandringham winner Modern Look and to the dam of Camacho and Showcasing.

Waller signed for eight lots under his own name at last year's Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale. In addition to Foreteller, the octet included 190,000gns purchase Marden, who had won a Leicester maiden impressively for Brian Meehan, and 91-rated handicapper Contract Caterer, who cost 180,000gns.





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