Promising three year old Comin’ Through will be aimed towards the Rosehill Guineas in the Autumn after winning the Group 3 $200,000 The Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington today.
Trainer Chris Waller will now send Comin’ Through for a break before preparing him for a Group 1 campaign in the Autumn that could include the Group 1 $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill or the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.
Winning jockey Michael Waller settled Comin’ Through ($7) in the second half of the field after being one of the first to leave the barriers and eased him out on the point of the home turn to give him a clear run to the line.
Comin’ Through wound up gradually under Walker before grabbing the front at the 100m to beat the John O’Shea trained Morton’s Fork ($6.50) buy a head with Bezel ($6) a close up third.
Luke Currie let the favourite Hey Doc ($3.70) stride to the front from the outside barrier and the Tony McEvoy trained gelding fought on in the straight to wind up in fourth spot.
Comin’ Through is a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Criterion and Waller can see the Fastnet Rock colt maturing a lot following his second win from three starts.
“They have to keep improving to get to the Group 1 level,” Waller said.
“He is still quite raw, he has a lot of maturing still to come and I think that is a recipe to suggesting he could be a Guineas horse in the Autumn and we will thoroughly look forward to plotting a path towards that.”
“I would suggest that looking after him now. The Autumn comes around so quick, especially the Guineas races and that would be my suggestion at this stage.”
Waller won the Carbine Club Stakes two years ago with Kermadec who went on to win the 2015 Group 1 $3m The Star 150th Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick and Waller can see certain similarities between him and Comin’ Through.